The general consensus around baseball seems to be that if the Cubs are willing to trade Carlos Zambrano this winter, then they will have a tough time finding a team willing to take on Zambrano's $18 million salary, let alone give the Cubs any top prospects in return.
So after scouring Cot's Baseball Contracts, we have come up with a number of hypothetical trades for the Cubs and Zambrano this off-season that might, or might not, make sense.
Cubs acquire: Juan Pierre
Dodgers acquire: Carlos Zambrano, cash (to offset some of the salary difference)
Why This Makes Sense for the Cubs
-The Cubs struggled to find a productive leadoff hitter all season, and Pierre would fill that void. In limited playing time, Pierre has put up some amazi ...
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Article written by Josh Levitt