The Cubs and Rangers have jumped ahead of the Nationals in the Brandon Webb sweepstakes, tweets MLB.com's Bill Ladson. Webb is already throwing and preparing like usual for spring, tweets SI's Jon Heyman. On Friday, we learned that Webb is likely to decide on a team soon.
About a month ago, Webb's agent Jonathan Maurer told MLBTR, "Brandon is hungry, excited, and ready to start 30 plus times in 2011." Webb is two years removed from the Majors due to shoulder issues.