Earlier today when I said Ted Lilly’s return will move one of the Cubs “solid and experienced arms…to the pen”, I thought it would be Gorzelanny. Now we see that arm is Big Z’s; this is certainly an interesting move and will give the Cubs fans and blogoshere a lot to talk about.
Moving Z to the pen had been mentioned in different places on the web but I didn’t think it was really going to happen. The Cubs relief pitchers just got a whole lot more experience.
If someone had told me only 18 days ago when the Cubs played the DBacks in the final spring training game that in less than three weeks Z would be moved to relief while still healthy, I would have said “no way”…WAY…things just got a little more interesting.