Sammy Sofa wrote:He simply stated the Cubs have to replace 2 guys in the starting rotation, which they do. Pointing out Lester's age and how their starting rotation situation can, ominously, turn into a liability relatively quickly doesn't seem like too crazy a stretch. Being ranked #8 isn't some kind of crazy slap in the face for a team that has some real work to do with its starting pitching (yes, I know this will likely lead to a flood of posts about how I shouldn't worry about the starting rotation because: FO).
I think 8th is fair, I was just annoyed at him being a lazy douche. Starting with him basing the top of his rankings on 1 game. He would have had the Dodgers #1 if they had won last night, and the Indians (who should probably be #1) are only #3 because of a 5 game series.
And the Cubs are only in danger of a rotation collapse any more than any other team if they try to replace Arrieta and Lackey in-house, which obviously isn’t going to happen. They have 2 of the best young’ish pitchers in the league. The whole thing was just lazy and pushing an already-established sports media narrative.