Come to Think of It: Carlos Zambrano Trade Options

Posted: 21st September 2009 by Bob Warja in MLB
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Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune first reported that the Cubs will explore a deal for Carlos Zambrano, though Bleacher Report readers on the Cubs site know that I floated the concept more than a month ago.   It just makes sense. For one thing, the Cubs are seriously weighed down with expensive, long-term contracts that limit their ability to improve a team that was very disappointing this season.   Second, Zambrano, for all of his obvious talent, is a head case who can’t seem to keep his emotions in check to channel that energy in a positive manner. Instead, he sulks, he gets angry, and loses his composure. You just can’t play the game of baseball angry all the time.   Zambrano has also developed a penchant for walking too many batters. This reduces how far h ...

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