An unusual situation out of Cubs came today. Sweet Lou has announced that Prior will start against the M's on Monday. This coming a day after the Cubs announced that he and Wood would get there cactus league debut the second go around. That would have been next Thursday or Friday. Lilly( who was suppose to pitch Monday) will relief Prior because Mark needs more time to warm up.
To me it looks like the Cubs started hearing the grumblings of fans and asked Mark if he would be ready to go. He said yes for the mere fact to show the cubs and there fans that he is healthy and ready! I'm glad they decided to shut up all those negative fans and the "jump to conclusions media" by announcing he is going to start Monday instead of the following Thursday.