Zambrano's Own Trap Sets His Own Trap
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Well, what do you think about Carlos Zambrano maybe getting traded?
He's got a no-trade clause in his $91.5 million dollar contact which would keep him a Cub through 2012 (there's a vesting option for 2013 too).
But he's apparently going to be shopped by the Cubs, which makes sense only if the Cubs have an idea that Carlos would approve something.
There's a pretty good interview with Steve Stone on the Mully and Hanley show on the Score about this.
"Carlos has told some people that he'd be willing to go. More than one or two people, by the way." he said.
If that's true, and I think it is, then it's kinda Carlos' own trap setting his own trap.
The other news was that Jim Hendry will be returning for 2010 (plus more about Carlos Zambrano being shopped - read the end).
That's a pretty large story there.
It has seemed (to me at least) like Carlos has been sort of ambivalent about being a Cub for awhile now.
That "joke" about loving the White Sox earlier didn't sit so well, you know?
Anyway, changes are gonna come, and we should all be expecting them to.
If Carlos goes somewhere, well then I would hope the Cubs get something serious in return.
Tim Souers is the illustrator and author of Cubby Blue and appreciates the opportunity to guest blog here at The Cub Reporter.