When you consider how weird everything is around the Cubs, the idea of having Carlos Zambrano in the clubhouse probably would have been a major headache for new manager Dale Sveum.
Today in the Trib, Paul Sullivan tells us that Theo Epstein took a sort of poll of Carlos' Cub team mates, and they gave a collective "no confidence" vote.
That's not so good.
Combine it with Soriano still hanging around, a sort of unresolved situation at first, a possible giant disaster with Starlin Castro (see below), no power throughout the lineup unless it's blowing straight out at Wrigley, a buncha new guys, a starting rotation without anybody resembling an ace and well, it was just a good thing to see Carlos go.
For the sake of the clubhouse.
So I'm driving in this morning.
It's so freaky warm in Chicago I had the top and my windows down.
Then I turn on the radio and hear that Starlin Castro may have done bad stuff with a drunk woman just before he left for the Dominican Republic last September.
It'll be all over the web today, so just Google it.
I don't want to talk about it too much til they have more facts, but man, this just isn't any good at all.
Okay, back to insanely busy.