With Ted Lilly Having Surgery, Should The Cubs Go After a Starter?

November 5, 2009 by  


The Cubs' starting rotation got a worse fate than they deserved in 2009.

Even though some guys (cough...Zambrano...cough) didn't have the season that everyone expected them to, they pitched solidly and kept the Cubs in a lot more games than the offense did.

According to Chicago Tribune writer Paul Sullivan's Twitter page, Ted Lilly has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his throwing shoulder, and should be ready by April.

Should be ready? Does that mean he'll be ready to start throwing? Or does it mean that he'll be ready to throw 200 innings by April?

I'm sure that clarification is coming from multiple sources, but the release of that bit of information confirms two things:

1. Twi...

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