With the constant struggles of Jon Lester and the starting rotation, who are the Chicago Cubs best options to start a playoff series?
Starting playoff rotations are tricky. They are a balance between those who have proved it in earlier postseason games and those who are hot entering October. Unfortunately for the Chicago Cubs, those pitchers aren’t the same.
Jon Lester, one of the better playoff pitchers across baseball, has struggled during the 2019 regular season to find success. In past years, Lester would be an easy answer to start game one of any postseason series. Based on past playoff performance and pitchers current success, which Cubs starters should fill out a three-man playoff rotation?
The choice, currently, is not to start Lester in a critical game. Especially the Wild Card game. It doesn’t seem fair, but I believe that Lester would admit that he shouldn’t be starting a game like that.