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Worst-case scenarios for 2007

Anyone want to think of some worst-case scenario opening-day 2007 rosters for the Cubs? After watching yesterday's game, I'd have to say if Mateo is anywhere near next year's starting rotation, 2007 is going to be a long year.

In addition:

If Dempster is still the closer, not a good scenario.

If Cedeno is in the lineup - bad scenario.

If Baker is managing - bad scenario.

If the outfield remains Pierre, Murton and Jones - bad scenario. I like all three of these players for various reasons, but they can't all be together in one outfield. Not enough power, weak arms.

If Marshall is in the rotation: bad sign. I don't think he has the talent to be counted on as one of the starting five. His presence there would indicate the Cubs didn't go out and aggressively seek starting pitching over the winter.

If the Cubs have both Wood and Prior on the roster next year, that's a bad sign. I suppose keeping one of them and hoping he can recover from the last three years of woes is OK. I'm willing to take that chance. But not both of them.

Anyone else with thoughts?

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

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