Sunday, February 15, 2009

Starter 5 Watch: Sean Marshall

I still have a hunch that Aaron Heilman will wind up as the Cubs' #5 starter before Spring Training is over, but when the manager says that Marshall "has a leg up" on the competition (Heilman, Jeff Samardzijia, and Chad Gaudin), you've gotta take the word of Sweet Lou seriously.

No matter who winds up in the five slot, I can't help but feel good about the state of the Cubbie pitching staff. When you have four legitimate candidates for the fifth spot, you really do have an embarrassment of riches in the bullpen.

Right now, I can't complain. We'll see how long that lasts.


  1. I'll put my money on Marshall as the #5 by game one. Or at least I should say I hope that's the case. I actually like him, and see him becoming a Floyd/Danks this year if he's given a continued consistent shot.

  2. I really like Marshall as well. You gotta like a 6'7" lefty. He's not exactly Randy Johnson, but he's only going to get better. I would love to see him get a shot at an every-day gig, and would hate to lose him in a trade.

    We'll see. We shall see.


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