Friday, June 25, 2010

Carlos Zambrano Suspended Indefinitely

posted by Unknown
Carlos Zambrano, once the unquestioned ace of the Chicago Cubs has been suspended indefinitely. Zambrano has been suspended largely because he can not stop blaming everyone else for his declining skills. And the Cubs are tired of it.

"It becomes a bit of a tired act," said general manager Jim Hendry to ESPN after the Cubs' 6-0 loss to the White Sox on Friday afternoon.

Apparently Zambrano was angry that Derrek Lee missed Juan Pierre's double hit down the first base line. Just check out the above video to see Zambrano's complete meltdown.

For Fantasy owners this is bad news. I have a feeling we will not see Zambrano pitch again until he joins another team. I think the Cubs will have a difficult time getting anything of value for him but they will also be reluctant to just let him go. If you can stash him I would do so but do not let the thought of Zambrano's triumphant return prevent you from picking a more promising player from your waiver or free agent list.

I wonder if the Cubs will be inspired to put Andrew Cashner to work as a starting pitcher. What do you think?

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Blogger Hippeaux said...

What a mess. It's hard for me to believe that the Cubs could be any worse than they were in '09, but that appears to be what's happening. I think you are right, Big Z won't pitch again for the Cubs. This also, almost certainly, spells the end for Pinella, Hendry, and possibly even D. Lee.

Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 2:50:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Jon Williams said...

I agree that it doesn't look good for Hendry and Pinella but I think Lee will be around at least until they can do better. The wierd thing is how much the new ownership seems to like Hendry. Of the pair I think Hendry is the most likely to get one more chance. Probably with a ton of extra money to spend. If he loses with a souped up payroll he's definitely toast.

Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 3:06:00 PM EDT  

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