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Zambrano won't return to Cubs in 2011

Posted on: September 2, 2011 10:20 am
 
ZambranoBy Evan Brunell

The Cubs announced that Carlos Zambrano will not return to the Cubs this season due to a lack of time to prepare.

Zambrano was suspended by the team after being ejected from a start and announcing his (since reversed) retirement. That suspension expires on Sept. 11, at which point Chicago will resume paying the right-hander. The players' associated filed a grievance on behalf of Zambrano to recoup his salary, but that process is not yet resolved and will not be until the offseason.

Zambrano would have had to build back up his arm strength, plus likely go on a rehab assignment before rejoining the Cubs. With the minor-league season ending, the availability of rehab starts wasn't there, plus it doesn't hurt that the Cubs want to keep him away from the team at all costs. He is expected to be traded to released after the season, with one year and $18.5 million remaining on the contract.

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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 20, 2011 9:55 pm
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Since: Dec 16, 2006
Posted on: September 3, 2011 4:28 pm
 

Zambrano won't return to Cubs in 2011

Zambrano needs a competent psychotherapist and the right meds. Then he can worry about baseball.



Since: Jun 15, 2011
Posted on: September 3, 2011 12:13 pm
 

Zambrano won't return to Cubs in 2011

The Cubs have to unload Zambrano, he doesn't belong in MLB, he needs to go get psychological help. Ramirez and Soriano both are liabilities. Al has never seen a pitch a foot over his head that he won't take a whack at, and Aramis loves swinging at 59 foot curveballs, about a foot outside.



Since: Dec 23, 2008
Posted on: September 3, 2011 8:28 am
 

Zambrano won't return to Cubs in 2011

Hopefully that is the beginning to the end of the three worst contracts in MLB (Zambrano, Soriano, Ramirez),



Since: Aug 2, 2011
Posted on: September 2, 2011 10:05 pm
 

Zambrano won't return to Cubs in 2011

Purplekid, the yanks signed Steve Howe after how many times if you can pitch they all think they can change a person



Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: September 2, 2011 9:15 pm
 

Zambrano won't return to Cubs in 2011

This Zambrano issue was sealed a couple of weeks ago.  He will never pitch for the Cubs and that's how he wanted it.  He walked out on his team and continued to push and push til everybody stopped caring.  He had the opportunity to win some more games as a Cub and sign another deal but he snapped off.  Carlos will be motivated to prove the world and mlb and his critics all wrong next season.  It's not year one of the deal you have to worry about it's after he has time to stew and create situations for himself to act up.  Good luck little z.



Since: Sep 1, 2009
Posted on: September 2, 2011 9:13 pm
 

Zambrano won't return to Cubs in 2011

Yanks,

You're most likely right about that, because no matter how much of a pain in the arse someone proves themselves, so long as they have that indefinable quality called 'talent', it's worth a go.

Never mind that Zambrano has what one might call a proven track record of being a headache-that magic talisman overcomes all, to a point-and someone would take a flier on him, if Cubs released him.



Since: Aug 2, 2011
Posted on: September 2, 2011 9:02 pm
 

Zambrano won't return to Cubs in 2011

Somebody will give him a shot



Since: Apr 3, 2010
Posted on: September 2, 2011 8:42 pm
 

Zambrano won't return to Cubs in 2011

Zambrano is past his best days so don't expect much from this guy in the future, wherever he may go.  Quite honestly i hope he never pitches again, the guy is the biggest douschebag in the game.


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