The True Story of the 120-Win Zambran-0-Meter
About a million years ago (I think before the start of the '05 season, but perhaps before the start of the '04 year), Carlos Zambrano once predicted that a healthy Cubs team would win 120 games.
That is what inspired the Zambran-0-Meter. Some years we have tempered the expectations a bit, modifying it to 110, 100, or even 90 games. One year we changed it into a 100-loss meter (fueled by the fiery glare of Dusty Baker). But, for the time being, in 2010 it will be 120 wins again.
It is difficult to keep updated for a bunch of reasons. It takes time and effort that I don't always have. Usually if somebody nudges me to fix it, I intentionally ignore them because I do have some characteristics of a douchebag, but if you notice that it's been a week without updates feel free to let me know in the ShoutBox and I will make the appropriate changes.
Will the Cubs win 120 games? Or even 100? Or even 90? Who knows. But let's celebrate hope for as long as we have it. 120 wins. Yes they can!