Found December 02, 2011 on The Sports Bank:
In what historically is a fun event for fans of trades and free agent signings, the Winter Meetings are taking place next week in Dallas, Texas, and GM’s of various teams are already starting to talk to the media. Theo Epstein, the Cubs’ new President of Baseball Operations, took some time to talk to ESPN.com’s Bruce Levine on Thursday, and he had some interesting comments for the noted baseball scribe. Perhaps the most telling of those comments was Theo’s insistence that the Cubs’ top priority this off-season will be to improve their starting pitching. He said that Matt Garza “(is) exactly the type of guy that we would like to build around”, and also said that Jeff Samardzija and Andrew Cashner could definitely be candidates for the rotation. He did dismiss speculation of moving Sean Marshall into the rotation, calling him “the best left-handed reliever in baseball.” Dissecting those comments is a pretty simple task. There has been speculation that Garza is a guy that the Cubs cou...
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