Baseball Crank
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September 5, 2007
BASEBALL: No Salary Drive

Since signing his 5-year, $91 million contract August 17, Carlos Zambrano is 0-3 with a 9.56 ERA. Maybe the Cubs should have kept him hanging a little longer.

I was on vacation when they signed the deal - assuming Zambrano's just slumping and not injured, it's still a good deal; Zambrano is in rare company (along with Barry Zito) in terms of his consistency and durability, he's younger and better than Zito and it's a shorter contract for less total money.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 7:56 PM | Baseball 2007 | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Zito may have turned the corner on his season. His last few starts have been consistent with the expectations of his contract (unless you think he's got to pitch complete game shutouts each time, which for that money might not be unreasonable).

Zambrano might be getting a late season burn out. This used to be a common problem for the Cubs when it was all day games. I saw him pitch on Labor Day, and he was fine for a few innings. Then in the bottom of ther third, he got on base and tried to score from first on a double. He was out by 10-15 feet, and after that, he had no gas in the tank.

Posted by: NRA Life Member at September 6, 2007 1:27 PM
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