Pitching Rotation 1) James Shields. Last season went 14-9 with a 3.48 era He will be the Ace of the Chicago Cubs staff and rumor is they are looking into a long term deal to lock him up for many years. 2) Chris Capuano. Went 10-9 with a 3.46 Era playing for both Dodgers and the Cubs. He struggled coming over to Chicago going 5-4 with a 4.02 era. 3) Gio Gonzalez. Struggled last season going 11-16 with a 4.80 era. Hoping that he can turn it around this year having a real strong defense behind him. 4) Doug Fister. Did horrible in his time with the Cubs. Was great for the Tigers and if he can pitch like he did for the Tigers he will make this staff that much better. With the Tigers last season he was 9-3 2.57era but with Chicago he went 3-6 5.58 era. He has a strong defense behind him so hopefully will bounce back and pitch well. 5) Mike Minor. After a 13-3 2.86era in 2012 he struggled last season. Atlanta and the Cubs decided to take and make a deal and hope for change of scenary would help. It didnt pan out well he was 3-7 4.74 era with the braves barely improved with the cubs going 3-7 4.04era. At #5 if he can go and pitch like 2012 this staff will be one of the top staffs in baseball.