The Chicago Cubs traded Crazy Carlos Zambrano to the Miami Marlins and Ozzie Guillen.
Not official yet, pending physicals or whatever.
I kinda forgot about this possiblity, all wrapped up in when Matt Garza will get traded.
But finally, there is no Z in Chicago.
I SO wish it didin't end like this.
If ever there was a time when we needed Carlos to be a good team mate and dependable arm, well it would have been this upcoming season.
But that notion turned out to be CRAY!
Because Carlos quit last year, and Chicago just doesn't do quit.
Here's what I promise will happen, though.
He'll do well in Miami.
And on July 17th, 18th or 19th, Z will be a guest at Wrigley Field with his new team and we'll all boo, and he'll beat the crap out of the Cubs and probably hit a dinger too.
Don't really care, tho.
Personally, it was that dinner he went to with Ozzie that turned my stomach.
Before that night, I thought Carlos was CRAY but also misunderstood, and I could get around that because of his potential.
Unfortunately, that's how I'll remember him - just an entertaining ego clown who never met expectations, and then just went to hell.
Carlos Zambrano, you've become a charter member of The Scorned.
Later Dude, and don't forget to pack your blondie hair dye.
The Cubs get another back of the rotation guy, Chris Volstad.
Theo Epstein and Tom Ricketts eat the first of what could be an astounding amount of bad contract cash - like 15 or 16 mil.
Imagine if some AL team takes Soriano for a dh somehow - that'll take probably the same amount of edible money.
You can't even think about it or you'll go CRAY!
But man, it's worth it.
Go Theo, and Go Cubs!