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Brandon Webb “remains the Cubs’ No. 1 target”

Dec 9, 2010, 3:18 PM EDT

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After signing first baseman Carlos Pena to a one-year, $10 million deal the Cubs have turned their attention to the rotation.

Craig reported earlier that Matt Garza could be a possibility, but Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune writes that Brandon Webb “remains their No. 1 target.”

Webb hasn’t pitched since Opening Day of 2009 because of a shoulder injury that eventually required surgery and Sullivan notes that “the Cubs still have to check out his medical records” before making an offer to the former Cy Young winner.

Earlier this week the Nationals were also said to be heavily pursuing Webb and according to Sullivan the Cubs are merely “one of the top two or three teams” in the mix for the 31-year-old right-hander.

  1. BC - Dec 9, 2010 at 3:27 PM

    Um…..why?

    • Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Dec 9, 2010 at 3:43 PM

      Good friggin question…

  2. PanchoHerreraFanClub - Dec 9, 2010 at 5:14 PM

    You don’t 0 for 102 on World Championship on talent alone. The Cubbies FO is active as usual. Pitchers don’t recover from shoulder surgery. Very few ever pitch effectively again. Some do make it, but always with reduced stuff. If Webb recovers he will be a number four or five starter. But, hey, who knows, maybe he’s got a great knuckleball.

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