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    Zambrano to the Fish

    As long as he keeps serving up long balls and doesn't throw at Chipper again I'm ok with it.


    Source -- Chicago Cubs trading Carlos Zambrano to Miami Marlins - ESPN Chicago


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    Re: Zambrano to the Fish

    Don't let the water cooler hit you on the way out.....



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    Re: Zambrano to the Fish

    The dugout will be safe for Gatorade machines. We can have nice things again!


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    Re: Zambrano to the Fish

    No shock here. Tough to pick up 15 of his 18 million but the Cubs can move on. I liked Z, but he really wore out his welcome.


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    Re: Zambrano to the Fish

    i continue to like what theo is doing. volstad has the potential to be a solid 4/5 type starter and is cheap. rotation is kind of interesting this year (assuming garza sticks)

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    4 guys there with something to prove but its better that Zambrano, coleman, lopez, ortiz, etc making starts last year

    personal opinion, Garza will either get moved for an absurdly high return, or sign an extension. if he signs an extension i could see dempster getting traded and theo bringin in maholm type to fill out the rotation


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    Re: Zambrano to the Fish

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneman003 View Post
    i continue to like what theo is doing. volstad has the potential to be a solid 4/5 type starter and is cheap. rotation is kind of interesting this year (assuming garza sticks)
    Looks like they're pickinig up a lot of young pitchers who have had subpar years but have potential. Looks to me like a shot gun approach and hopefully 1 or 2 of them turn into something good.

    Big Z had worn out his welcome and will miss the arm, but not the attitude. He and Ozzie are made for each other.

    They will have so many new faces in the line up next year, I'm going to need a program to know who's up. Will it mean a better season? Probably not, but I think we'll see some hustle in players which has been lacking for quite a while.



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    Re: Zambrano to the Fish

    I'll take it. Keep shedding those contracts...



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    Re: Zambrano to the Fish

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneman003 View Post
    i continue to like what theo is doing. volstad has the potential to be a solid 4/5 type starter and is cheap. rotation is kind of interesting this year (assuming garza sticks)

    Garza
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    4 guys there with something to prove but its better that Zambrano, coleman, lopez, ortiz, etc making starts last year

    personal opinion, Garza will either get moved for an absurdly high return, or sign an extension. if he signs an extension i could see dempster getting traded and theo bringin in maholm type to fill out the rotation
    The Cubs just agreed to pay 15 million in order to get him, I wouldn't consider that cheap. Worth it to get rid of big z, but still not cheap.



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    Re: Zambrano to the Fish

    Good riddance. 15 mil is damn steep, but just think of it as addition by subtraction. He's Ozzie's problem now.



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    Re: Zambrano to the Fish

    Quote Originally Posted by kas4cy View Post
    I'll take it. Keep shedding those contracts...
    But they didn't shed that contract...they are paying almost all of it. In my opinion this is a no lose situation for the Marlins. If Z doesn't change his behavior they send him home while the Cubs continue to pay him. Definitely worth the risk on the part of the Marlins.



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    Re: Zambrano to the Fish

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    Looks like they're pickinig up a lot of young pitchers who have had subpar years but have potential. Looks to me like a shot gun approach and hopefully 1 or 2 of them turn into something good.

    Big Z had worn out his welcome and will miss the arm, but not the attitude. He and Ozzie are made for each other.

    They will have so many new faces in the line up next year, I'm going to need a program to know who's up. Will it mean a better season? Probably not, but I think we'll see some hustle in players which has been lacking for quite a while.
    Mebbe. Mebbe not. could be they end up squaring off in the dugout by the end of April. Over/under, anyone?


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    Re: Zambrano to the Fish

    I am sure this year he will go on to have 16+ wins. Just our luck.



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    Re: Zambrano to the Fish

    I'm ok with this move. Big Z was a mess... 15 of his 18 mil is a LOT though...



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    Re: Zambrano to the Fish

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneman003 View Post
    i continue to like what theo is doing. volstad has the potential to be a solid 4/5 type starter and is cheap. rotation is kind of interesting this year (assuming garza sticks)

    Garza
    Dempster
    Wood
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    Wells

    4 guys there with something to prove but its better that Zambrano, coleman, lopez, ortiz, etc making starts last year

    personal opinion, Garza will either get moved for an absurdly high return, or sign an extension. if he signs an extension i could see dempster getting traded and theo bringin in maholm type to fill out the rotation

    Going to be a long year if your 3 and 4 are Wood and Volstad.



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    Re: Zambrano to the Fish

    15 mil is a lot when we get not much of a starter in return. Just shows how big of a POS Z is.


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