Split Squad Day: Cubs vs. Dodgers @ Mesa, Cubs vs. White Sox @ Glendale, 2:05 CT

Weather permitting -- and it doesn't look very good -- we'll get a look at two of the candidates for the starting rotation today. More after the jump, but if both split-squad games are rained out, that takes away a real opportunity for many pitchers to show Lou & Co. what they've got.

Here's a good article from Yahoo's Tim Brown on Alfonso Soriano and what he means to the Cubs' success this year.

Tom Gorzelanny will start in Mesa vs. the Dodgers. He will be followed by Thomas Diamond, Jay Jackson, Brian Schlitter, Mike Parisi and Esmailin Caridad.

Jeff Samardzija will start in Glendale vs. the White Sox. He's scheduled to be followed by Mitch Atkins (although Atkins threw yesterday, so that original schedule might not be followed), J.R. Mathes, John Gaub, Jeff Stevens and Blake Parker.

Today's game vs. the White Sox is on WGN-TV with Len & Bob. It's also on WSCR with the Sox announcers. The Mesa game will have no radio or TV. Here's the complete MLB.com Mediacenter for today.

MLB.com Gameday for the Cubs/White Sox game

MLB.com Gameday for the Cubs/Dodgers game

SB Nation game preview for the Cubs/White Sox game

SB Nation game preview for the Cubs/Dodgers game

First pitch thread will post at 2 pm CST. An overflow thread will post at 3:15 CST.

Discuss amongst yourselves.

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