Why Tom Gorzelanny Deserves the Fifth Starter Role for the Chicago Cubs

March 9, 2010 by  

With Spring Training baseball getting fully underway, this is the time of year where predictions are made. Who will make the 25-man cut?

I can tell you one young kid who will for the Cubs.

Call me crazy, but Tom Gorzelanny is going to get the fifth starter spot on the Cubs' staff.

We know who the first four are. In no particular order: Zambrano, Lilly, Dempster, and Wells will be the top four. The fifth is up for grabs.



Gorzelanny has an off-speed pitch—something former Notre Dame standout Jeff Samardizja has not really developed yet.

An off-speed pitch is something that needs to be prevalent in a...

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