The roster for the Chicago Cubs is beginning to take shape. As pitchers and catchers begin their workouts in Mesa, Arizona at spring training, many spots on the roster appear set. However the Cubs still have a little bit of rotation and bullpen uncertainty.
The rotation likely has three spots set in stone with Kyle Hendricks, Zach Davies and Jake Arrieta leading the way. That of course leaves two spots in the rotation open, with Trevor Williams having the fourth spot being his to lose, and Alec Mills and Adbert Alzolay battling it out for the final spot.
What to do with Alzolay is an interesting discussion for the organization. He’s flawed tons of potential since making his debut back in 2019, with really only one ghastly start in Pittsburgh weighing down a lot of his career big league numbers.
Alzolay will almost certainly break camp with the big league squad, despite the fact that he has one final option year remaining. He’s simply too talented to not have on the team right now, but what should the Cubs do with him? Give him a look in the rotation or have him work out of the pen?