Chicago Cubs: Predicting the starting rotation for the playoffs

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Apr 11, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; A general shot of the exterior of Wrigley Field before a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 11, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; A general shot of the exterior of Wrigley Field before a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Chicago Cubs are in the 2016 Major League Baseball playoffs. With the goal of making and winning the World Series, establishing the starting rotation is important.

The best pitching rotation in the MLB belongs to the Chicago Cubs. Now that the team is officially in the playoffs, deciding on who pitches game one of the NL Divisional Series will be a huge task. While narrowing the field from five to four pitchers may be simple, the order may be a challenge. Here is what we do know:

  • The Cubs have set the pitching match-ups for the rest of the season with the exception of the final game in Cincinnati. Of course, this could change.
  • With the current six-man rotation is being used to provide rest of the staff, Mike Montgomery will move to the bullpen for the playoffs.
  • As of right now, Jon Lester‘s last start is on September 27 with Jake Arrieta pitches on September 30. Game one of the NLDS will be on October 7.

With these in mind, here is your potential playoff rotation.

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