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Source: Soriano confronted Zambrano

Posted on: August 13, 2011 3:17 pm
 
Alfonso SorianoBy C. Trent Rosecrans

After Carlos Zambrano was ejected from Friday's game, Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano went into the team's clubhouse and "went off" on Zambrano, a source told CBSSports.com.

Zambrano was very quiet and didn't really say much after being ejected. Then, as soon as Soriano stopped yelling at him in Spanish, Zambrano packed his bag, took the nameplate from his locker and left, the source said.

Soriano, like Zambrano, is signed to a big-money, long-term deal by the Cubs. However, he's been criticized for not showing emotions at time, in stark contrast to Zambrano who has often let his emotions get the best of him. Soriano is known to be easy-going and generally well-liked. The fact that it was Soriano that had a problem with Zambrano showed just how fed up Zambrano's teammates are with the pitcher.

Following Friday's game, manager Mike Quade told reporters he hadn't talked to Zambrano, but didn't sound too worried about the pitcher's next step.

"I have too much respect for the rest of the guys in this room to worry," Quade said, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Aramis Ramirez told the Tribune that he'd never seen anything like what Zambrano did, while Marlon Byrd told the paper he hadn't talked to Zambrano but was planning on calling him. 

"If he doesn't show up [Saturday], we might not see him again," Byrd told the Tribune.

Players usually start showing up four hours or so before the game and the press is allowed in three-and-a-half hours before the game, so expect to hear more soon.

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Comments

Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: August 13, 2011 6:10 pm
 

Source: Soriano confronted Zambrano

So what was this, a 40 million dollar argument?? There's something really wrong with this country when the average american makes $30,000 and no english speaking punks bank $20M. Something really really wrong with that. 



Since: Sep 30, 2010
Posted on: August 13, 2011 5:50 pm
 

Source: Soriano confronted Zambrano

Z not going to get a check...soon the I'm sorrys begin... remind's me of the ex couldn't get rid of her either....



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: August 13, 2011 5:41 pm
 

Source: Soriano confronted Zambrano

The only curse the Cubs have is bad management



Since: Jun 28, 2011
Posted on: August 13, 2011 5:35 pm
 

Source: Soriano confronted Zambrano

I liked Big Z but he is nothing but a problem always and especially since he signed his big contract. He goes off he emotion but he melts down way to easy to where he is a cancer to his team.  Could you imagine this guy as a sniper in the army , he would go off on any given day because he pooped the wrong way. Get help !!!!!!



Since: Jul 10, 2007
Posted on: August 13, 2011 5:33 pm
 

Source: Soriano confronted Zambrano

you sir are exactly right. Big "Z" is a big waste.



Since: Mar 20, 2009
Posted on: August 13, 2011 5:29 pm
 

Good.

Good. Get the F out. You fat sack of garbage. Cub fans defended you and believed in you for years. We called you ace and paid you millions od dollars.

You took it all and took a steaming dump on it. You proved everyone who ever had anything bad to say about you correct. You are not worthy of the respect or admiration we gave you here in Chicago. You are the lowest common denominator, a fat, sloppy child who has just the WHOLE WORLD what an immature baby you are.

 Not one the Cubs, but baseball is better off without this sack of crap.



Since: May 1, 2011
Posted on: August 13, 2011 5:09 pm
 

Source: Soriano confronted Zambrano

There was no player exchange with the Nats when the Cubs signed Alphonso. 



Since: Apr 20, 2010
Posted on: August 13, 2011 5:00 pm
 

Source: Soriano confronted Zambrano

Good for Sori. Say what you will about his contract but he's a well respected veteran in the locker room and Cubs fans know its about time someone stood up to Z. Zambrano will never again pitch for the Cubs, no chance they can take him back. What a waste of talent.



Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: August 13, 2011 4:57 pm
 

Source: Soriano confronted Zambrano

Soriano was traded for arod "In 2004, the Yankees traded Soriano to the along with for and cash amounting to $67 million of the $179 million remaining on Rodríguez's contract



Since: Dec 23, 2007
Posted on: August 13, 2011 4:50 pm
 

Source: Soriano confronted Zambrano

we give these gys too much money for playing a game.. societies priorites are messed up.. until we correct this we will be treated like this by many of the professional baseball players.


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