Sean Marshall in the rotation? You’ve got to be kidding me.
If he’s proven anything during his four years on the North Side it’s that he’s not starter material.
I’m not blaming Marshall–he is what he is, a left-handed specialist, and a pretty darn good one at that.
But the Cubs don’t see it this way. Instead, the fantasy of Marshall becoming a regular starter appears to be alive and well in Mesa, Arizona.
I have no doubt it’s a terrific dream, but reality proves it’s a nightmare. Just look at his numbers from last season.
Out of the pen: 1-2, 3.30 ERA. As a starter: 2-5, 5.24 ERA. Career record: 19-29, 4.55 ERA.
Not to mention, this bullpen is in critical condition! The Cubs NEED relief arms, and they NEED Marshall for those middle innings.
Yet the Cubs are positioning Marshall is in the rotation mix along with Gorzelanny, Samardzija and Cashner?
Does this make any sense to you? Me, neither!