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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: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: August 13, 2011 4:02 pm
 

Source: Soriano confronted Zambrano

Yes but..... let's not make this sound like AS is the heart and soul of the Cubs.  He is far from it, and also far from being anything that comes even remotely close to being a team leader.  His production since the big trade and the stupidly high contract is anything but highway robbery.  While Zam man's pitching and clubhouse actions should have gotten him throw off the team years ago, AS shouldn't have been the one to do this, it should have been either the Manager or one of the coaches.  This is simply a sham of a professional baseball team.



Since: Aug 6, 2011
Posted on: August 13, 2011 4:01 pm
 

Source: Soriano confronted Zambrano

Soriano , what a waste for a guy that was supposed to become a great player ( traded for arod ) he never even got up to being a average player ".... A below average player for his whole career while he was expected to be a. Superstar



Since: Aug 6, 2011
Posted on: August 13, 2011 4:01 pm
 

Source: Soriano confronted Zambrano

Soriano , what a waste for a guy that was supposed to become a great player ( traded for arod ) he never even got up to being a average player ".... A below average player for his whole career while he was expected to be a. Superstar



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: August 13, 2011 4:01 pm
 

Source: Soriano confronted Zambrano

Wait til next year!!!  Boy I am tired of telling myself that.  Thank God for the NFL pulling their heads out of the nether regions.  At least Soriano showed some emotion for the first time in a Cubs uniform.  Sorry bro, a bit too late.  Unfortunately for the Cubs, the dead weight is so dead that they can't even give these players away.  It starts with pitching though so whatever happens in the off-season, they need to stockpile pitching....I know, easier said then done!



Since: May 6, 2007
Posted on: August 13, 2011 3:53 pm
 

Source: Soriano confronted Zambrano

WOW the Cubs suck and they have a bunch of grown man babies lol....good luck breaking that curse with this group of turds


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