Having already seen Kerry Wood suffer a spring training injury, that masterful handler of young arms Dusty Baker can only grind his teeth and rend his giant sweat bands imagining all the terrible conclusions sportswriters will jump to upon learning that starter Mark Prior is out indefinetly with an inflamed right elbow.

Clearly, the Cubs should’ve tried harder to keep Matt Clement. The sales pitch could’ve included naming him their no. 1, 2 and 3 starter.