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Post#1 Rotation Predictions?
Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:32 pm by karch34

Anyone want to guess the last two spots behind Garza, Dempster, and Maholm?

I'm going to say Volstad and Wood.
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Post#2 Re: Rotation Predictions?
Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:55 pm by ChronicKerr

Wells and Wood with Volstad as #6 (long relief). Just a guess at this point.
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Post#3 Re: Rotation Predictions?
Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:00 am by GYBE

Wood still has options for AAA...I wonder if they might consider sending him down. I hope not.

I'd like to see Wells as a swingman with Wood/Volstad taking the spots. I think they have more upside. Chances are, someone will go down and we'll need the 6th guy.
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Post#4 Re: Rotation Predictions?
Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:22 pm by karch34

Sounds like Smardz is close to in. Agree we'll need a 6th at some point.
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Post#5 Re: Rotation Predictions?
Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:21 am by ChronicKerr

Latest trib article has Smardz as the #4 with Wells and Volstad battling for 5. Sounds like Wood won't crack the opening day rotation.
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Post#6 Re: Rotation Predictions?
Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:25 pm by karch34

Smardz has pitched well, but for some reason I have doubts he'll be successful as a starter. Hope I'm wrong though.
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Post#7 Re: Rotation Predictions?
Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:17 pm by SportsWorld

Dempster
Garza
Maholm
Volstad
Shark
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Post#8 Re: Rotation Predictions?
Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:00 am by jl342323

1.ryan
2.matt
3.chris
4.jeff
5.paul
“He don’t care (about offense). He just cares about defense. When we come down or shoot a bad shot or whatever, he don’t really care about that. -Rose talking about Thibs
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Post#9 Re: Rotation Predictions?
Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:27 am by GYBE

SportsWorld wrote:Dempster
Garza
Maholm
Volstad
Shark


This looks to be the correct answer.

I'm still a little surprised Dempster is getting the opening day start. I know he has longevity, but Garza's easily our best. Since we're trying to sign him to a long-term deal, I think keeping the ace happy would be a priority.

Garza seemed a little annoyed by it on twitter.
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Post#10 Re: Rotation Predictions?
Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:00 pm by SportsWorld

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd ... b&c_id=mlb
MESA, Ariz. -- Jeff Samardzija set school records in touchdowns, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns at Notre Dame, has played in bowl games and in front of 100,000 fans. But on Thursday, he scored a personal goal, securing a spot in the Cubs starting rotation.

The right-hander was named as the No. 3 starter, following Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza. Chris Volstad and Paul Maholm round out the starting five.

"This could be right up there," said Samardzija, who has pitched primarily in relief for the Cubs since he was drafted in 2006. "It's definitely at the top because I feel I went through college and I just played. It was natural and I didn't have too many setbacks. I didn't play much freshman, sophomore year because I was 185 pounds.
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