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Postby SilentReader » Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:47 am

Due to injuries, I imagine both of these guys will get plenty of starts, but anyone know who the guy is right now? Is it Jerome Williams or Glendon Rusch? And if you know who it is, where would you rank him among SP's?
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Postby so0perspam » Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:50 am

Cubs GM Jim Hendry indicated yesterday that Jerome Williams was behind Glendon Rusch in the rotation and that the Cubs may go without a fifth starter when possible in April.

I'd stay away from both.
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Postby AcidRock23 » Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:55 am

Rusch for now. He does have a decent outing occasionally but you'd be pretty hard pressed to guess when it might be, IMHO...

If Wood has 'issues', of course, you might see both Rusch and Williams and anybody they can drag out of Iowa, Rich Hill types... 8-o :~( :~( :~(
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Postby WittyC » Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:58 am

AcidRock23 wrote:Rusch for now. He does have a decent outing occasionally but you'd be pretty hard pressed to guess when it might be, IMHO...

If Wood has 'issues', of course, you might see both Rusch and Williams and anybody they can drag out of Iowa, Rich Hill types... 8-o :~( :~( :~(


I wouldn't be ready to throw in the towel on Rich Hill just yet. He pitched pretty well in AAA before getting the call for all of 10 games last year. He may need another year in the cooker, but I'm sure looking forward to seeing how that turkey looks when its done! ;-D
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Postby AcidRock23 » Wed Feb 22, 2006 2:07 am

I'd agree w/ that, Baseball Forecaster was still jazzed about him, the problem will be if they have to drag him up to eat innings before he's ready I think. Sure, Prior can do that but if Wood/ Prior/ Zambrano have any sort of issues, it's 'Rich Hill, come on down' w/o the price necessarily being right!
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Postby Havok1517 » Wed Feb 22, 2006 2:50 pm

I'd really love for this to be the rotation...

Prior
Zambrano
Wood
Hill
Guzman

But I think that's at least a year away. Maddux was very ineffective towards the end of the year. Rusch is by far better suited for the bullpen and Williams should be packaged in a deal with Walker.
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Feb 22, 2006 3:19 pm

Rusch is a good Tanyon Sturtze type pitcher. Unfortuantely the Cubs don't have the offense to win behind him like the yankees do... I'd stay away from them both
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Postby ironman » Wed Feb 22, 2006 6:41 pm

Hey don't forget the Cubs got Jason Simontacchi! ;-7 :-o
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Postby ActionHero » Wed Feb 22, 2006 10:22 pm

My understanding is that it is Jerome Williams' job to lose.
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Postby BigLebowski » Wed Feb 22, 2006 10:49 pm

Havok1517 wrote:I'd really love for this to be the rotation...

Prior
Zambrano
Wood
Hill
Guzman

But I think that's at least a year away. Maddux was very ineffective towards the end of the year. Rusch is by far better suited for the bullpen and Williams should be packaged in a deal with Walker.


I love that rotation too, but by the time Hill and Guzman are ready, it will be Prior's last year in Chicago, then he heads to the sunny beaches of San Diego.

Sorry to hijack, but is Guzman ready this year? I don't think Hill is but do you guys think Guzman is?


Back on subject I think that, although Rusch is better suited as long relief and a spot starter, he is ahead of Williams right now.
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