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Cubs' fate rests with Wood and Prior

Keeping both Kerry Wood and Mark Prior healthy is the biggest key for the Cubs in 2005.

Originally Published: April 8, 2005
By Phil Rogers | Special to ESPN.com

CHICAGO – They haven't played a game at Wrigley Field yet, but it's already clear the Cubs have a serious problem – although it might not be anything that Kerry Wood and Mark Prior can't cure.

Without strong seasons from Wood and Prior, the two headliners who were healthy to work only a combined 12 innings in spring training, the Cubs are not going to have enough starting pitching to seriously challenge St. Louis or anyone else in the National League Central.

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