Found December 21, 2012 on World Series Dreaming:
I think George Carlin said it best: “I’ve never ****** a 10, but one night I ****** 5 twos” Which, you know, might be the perfect way to describe the Cubs 2013 rotation. The Cubs have handed out contracts to Edwin Jackson (4yrs, 52MM) and Carlos Villanueva (2yrs, 10MM), rounding out a rotation of not great but not quite awful starters. MLB Depth Charts projects the starting 5 to be: Matt Garza Jeff Samardzija Edwin Jackson Scott Feldman Carlos Villanueva Which makes all sorts of sense given the talent on the roster. Jason Martinez does an awesome job on that site, it’s worth bookmarking. What is really important to keep in mind is that the Cubs are almost guaranteed to trade Garza at some point this year given the depth of middle rotation guys they’ve put on the roster this off season. Let’s look at the two most recent acquisitions. The Villanueva signing generated little reaction to me. It’s 5MM a year for a 5 starter that may or may not survive a full transition from RP to SP...
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