Just like many other signings in the off-season Willis was one of the most surprising of them all. Since 2006 Willis has yet to have a great year since then. His stats have diminished and the shine of the rookie of the year have disappeared from sight. Playing all of the 2012 season in the minors, Willis only pitched a total of six innings.
Many are questioning the signing but others think he still has potential. In 2003 Willis was the rookie of the year and put up a 14-6 record. His stuff was working well and he was almost untouchable. In 2005 Willis put up a 22-10 record and was phenomenal in every aspect of the game. Ever since then, Willis has not won over twelve games in any of his seasons. Drafted straight out of High School in the eighth round to the Chicago Cubs, Willis was reminding people of C.C. Sabathia.
Now with the signing of Willis back to the Cubs roster, the organization is hoping for the same guy they drafted years ago. Since this signing was caught off guard by many Cubs fans it all gives us hope and faith that Theo has some insider information. To me this signing was very surprising and kind of a shocker sign for the Cubs. But this could be a sign of things too come this season. Even if Willis does come back and pitch half as good as he did in his prime years it could make a big difference to the Cubs pitching staff. Just think if Willis could return to his once All-Star performance and have another break out year. This could be a good sign for things to come this year for the Cubs. How do you feel about this signing? Please comment below and let us know!!
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