With 2 setbacks since Pitchers and Catchers met a little over a week ago, pitcher Ted Lilly could miss up to a month to start the season. He was said to be ahead of schedule but with his week of illness put him behind pace.
Lou Pinella chimes in a little on Lilly's recent setback: "We weren't going to push him anyway. He came out here and got a little throwing in yesterday. I really haven't pressed Larry for any details. He's going to miss the first two weeks. Probably the first month of the season."
Ted Lilly heard what Pinella said and did not argue, he pretty much agree with what Lou said.
Ted Lilly will most likely start the season on the 15 day DL. The Cubs do have replacements in house to replace him. Jeff Samardzija, Sean Marshall, Tom Gorzelanny, Carlos Silva and maybe players that played in minors last year could bloom and make a start.
I think it is good for the Cubs to take there time on him because it is in the beginning of the season and when he returns there is lots more baseball to play.
I will keep you posted.