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It’s Time for the Chicago Cubs to Show some Dignity and Release Carlos Zambrano

In what shouldn't surprise anyone who knows anything about sports, Chicago Cubs' pitcher, Carlos Zambrano, threw another one of his tantrums. After allowing five home runs to Atlanta Braves and being ejected after throwing two inside pitches at Chipper Jones, Zambrano did what he does best: storm off the field in disgust. Zambrano apparently told club staff that he was retiring after the ejection. Sadly, tw ...

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Zambrano Ejected: Seeking Retirement.

Carlos Zambrano gave up a club record, 5 homeruns in 4 and 1/3rd of an inning. He started to pitch emotionally, which hasn't always worked out for the hot-headed Zambrano. He threw a warning pitch inside Brave's infielder, Chipper Jones, after he had already thrown a dangerous pitch earlier. The home plate umpire, Tim Timmons, did a little throwing of his own and tossed Zambrano out of the game. Thus leadin ...

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Carlos Zambrano is Right: The Cubs are Embarrassing.

I am not one that usually agrees with Chicago Cub's pitcher, Carlos Zambrano, but he spoke nothing but truth yesterday when he called the Cubs "embarrassing' after being swept by the St. Louis Cardinals. I don't know if any of you have watched the Cubs lately(or any time, really) but if you have, it's hard not to agree with Zambrano's assessment. The Cubs will most likely suspend Zambrano, but I don't see a ...

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Big Z Says He’s Staying

Just when I thought there wouldn't be any interesting Cubs' news for a few days, Big Z made some. According to Big Z himself, you can end any trade speculation this winter, he's staying until the Cubs win a World Series From ESPN Chicago "Because I'm on a mission, and until I accomplish this mission, I'll be right here," Zambrano told ESPNChicago.com on Friday. The mission Zambrano speaks of has kept Cubs o ...

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Is Carlos Zambrano all grown up?

Whatever your thoughts were on the Carlos Zambrano situation and the decision to send him off to anger management therapy, you can't deny that something has changed with the Cubs veteran pitcher. Last night Zambrano helped the Cubs complete a sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals, ending the series on a high note, and essentially ending the Cardinals season. Zambrano went six innings, allowed two runs, just one ...

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Gambling on Z in 2011 Still the Cubs’ Best Bet

Carlos Zambrano has had an up and down return to the Cubs' starting rotation, but his most recent start has some people hoping he has turned a corner. That hope has some people thinking he might be worth keeping around next season, since it would appear the Cubs will be paying him to pitch next season anyway. Count me among those people. The Sun-Times talked about it today, mentioning that the Cubs' front o ...

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Cubs 2011 Rotation Looks Like a Big Question Mark

Coming into the 2010 season, the Cubs knew they had one of the stronger starting rotations in the National League. Ryan Dempster established himself as a solid front of the rotation starter, Randy Wells was coming off a stellar rookie season, Carlos Zambrano lost a ton of weight, Carlos Silva had been moved across the mound, and Ted Lilly would only be delayed a few weeks. At the All-Star Break, the Cubs st ...

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Zambrano Returns to Cubs’ Starting Rotation

After trading Ted Lilly and placing Carlos Silva on the DL, the Cubs found themselves in sudden need of starting pitchers. Carlos Zambrano will fill one of those open rotation spots. The Cubs announced today that Big Z will start on Monday against the Giants. Zambrano has shuffled between the rotation and the bullpen all season, initially as an experiment by Lou Piniella to try and fix the Cubs' poor perfor ...

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Zambrano Suspended Indefinitely

Jim Hendry announced, after today's horrific loss to the Chicago White Sox, that former Cubs ace Carlos Zambrano would be suspended indefinitely for his tirade in the dugout following the first inning at U.S. Cellular Field Friday. Zambrano erupted in the dugout following a first inning in which he allowed four runs, three coming on a Carlos Quentin home run. The target of his anger appeared to be towards t ...

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Zambrano, Baker lead Chicago Cubs Past Reds 4-3

The Chicago Cubs were finally able to win a close game, beating the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 in the second game of the series. Alfonso Soriano and Kosuke Fukudome helped the Cubs' cause by hitting HR's, Fukudome's a two-run shot. Jeff Baker hit a solo shot and that ended up being the winning run for Chicago. Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano won his first game on the  young season, and the Cubs improve to 2-3, while ...

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