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Epstein Not Counting on Darvish, Says Big Pitching Move Still Unlikely

If things continue along their current trajectory, the Cubs could see Drew Smyly in the rotation for the first time before they welcome Yu Darvish back. The former threw a sim game at Wrigley prior to Sunday’s game while the latter played 135-foot long toss and is expected to get back on a mound at some point in the coming week.

Putting much faith in either at this point, however, would be foolish and could prove detrimental to the Cubs’ playoff chances. Sure, one or both come come back and have real impact on the rotation and/or bullpen, but actually banking on that is a luxury the Cubs can’t afford.

“If you put yourself in a position where you’re overly reliant on something that hasn’t been dependable up to this point and then it doesn’t come through, it’s probably more on you than on the fates,” Theo Epstein said Sunday about Darvish in particular.

Theo candid on Darvish today and how much Cubs can rely on him this season:

“If you put yourself in a position where you’re overly reliant on something that hasn’t been dependable up to this …Read the Rest

Source:: Cubs Insider

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