How would you know what they aspire to? What # a pitcher is, takes in much more than 2013 stats. Scouting, make up and stats. Did you know the Cubbies just completed the worst back to back seasons in their 137 year history?
How would I know what they aspire to? Well, I'm sure they all dream about putting up career years, but given what they accomplished most recently as members of the worst pitching staff in baseball, plus Hughes' nightmare season in NY that fits perfectly into the Twins numbers, hitting #5-level numbers in 2014 will be a major improvement for this group. "Scouting" of Pelfrey? Make-up maybe. But his career stats and the fact that the Twins apparently competed against themselves don't portend much more from the Pelf than his career 4.50 ERA. Plus, Correia came in as a #6 SP, as he was booted from the rotation in Pittsburgh (in favor of a guy we dumped), and is due for some regression in 2014- Steamer says 4.94 ERA, ZIPS projects 5.07 ERA, let's be positive and say he returns to his own 4.50 career ERA- which puts him with Pelf, solidly in #5 SP territory.
Re- the Cubs, you do acknowledge that the Twins are in their own worst, back-to-back and 3-year stretches in their history, right? But unlike the Twins, the Cubs have fully acknowledged full-rebuild mode and base all of their acquisitions on what that acquisition does in making the team better at some point in the future, not splitting the baby, trying to have it both ways, like the Twins have done.