Kerry Wood will start on Opening Day for the Cubs, manager Dusty Baker announced today.
He'll be followed in the rotation by Greg Maddux, Mark Prior, Matt Clement and Carlos Zambrano. "I'm going with Prior after Maddux to give a different look, plus you know Prior can learn a lot from Maddux, I think," Baker said. Actually, it's probably the inefficient Wood who has more to learn by watching Maddux. Still, if he can stay healthy, he'll be a top-10 pitcher.
As if Prior wasn't the #1 fantasy pitcher to begin with, he now has the luxury of facing opposing team's #3 guys. Of course he's not always going to face other #3's but wow. Sky's the limit.