Should I laugh or cry? Mark Prior will miss his next spring start (and probably a whole bunch more if his history tells us anything). The right hander has inflammation in his elbow. How fragile are the Cubs two leading starters? I wouldn't count on either of these two for anything.
The Cubs are now looking at a starting rotation on Opening Day of Carlos Zambrano, Greg Maddux, Glendon Rusch, Ryan Dempster and Sergio Mitre. Honestly ask yourself how long the Cubs can get by with that group of starting pitchers.