Mike Quade Sets the Tone for Cubs by Naming Ryan Dempster Opening Day Starter

February 21, 2011 by  

Ryan Dempster, who is no more than a number two or three on most contending teams, will be the Cubs opening day starter on April 1st at home against the Pittsburgh Pirates. No, this is not an April Fool's joke.

In truth, this decision by Mike Quade is less of an endorsement for Dempster as a true number one than it is recognition of the fact that the starter with the most talent is a head case.

Still, it is fitting that the manager the Cubs decided to hire, Quade, would tab&nbs...

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