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Chicago Cubs Rotation: Each Year Brings a Different Ace

Published by on May 30, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

This is what personally annoys me more than anything about the Cubs.  Since they started their run as National League Central champs in 2007, there has been no consistency in the starting rotation.

Now, the rotation has been good overall, but not as good as it should be, IMO.

In 2007, the Cubs had three starters that could have been considered the staff ace, if you will.  Ted Lilly, Rich Hill, and supposed ace Carlos Zambrano were all really neck and neck for this title.

Ted Lilly

15-8, 3.83 ERA, 207 IP, 174 K, in 34 starts

Rich Hill

11-8, 3.92 ERA, 195 IP, 183 K, in 32 starts

Carlos Zambrano

18-13, 3.95 ERA, 216.1 IP, 177 K, in 34 s...

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