Yankee Swap: Defending Champs Inquire about Cubs’ Carlos Zambrano

Posted: 21st December 2009 by Matt Trueblood in MLB
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New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman intends to add a starting pitcher before the new year, according to the New York Post. As the Post reports, if he and Chicago Cubs GM Jim Hendry can find common ground, that pitcher may be Cubs right-hander Carlos Zambrano. Before this rather salacious rumor gains too much steam, it should be noted that the roadblocks to an eventual trade are many. First of all, Zambrano, 28, has a no-trade clause that could allow him to block any deal. In the past, he has been vehement in his conviction that he has no intention of waiving that protection. Furthermore, Chicago's asking price apparently far exceeded Cashman's tastes. And given the uncertainty surrounding Cubs' ace Ted Lilly's November shoulder surgery, that price seems unlikely to fall measurably any time ...

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