In other horrible, stupid news: Zambrano to the bullpen
Look folks, it's a trivia question!
Q: What team had the highest-paid relief pitcher in history?
Just thinking here. Sure, Zambrano's been tossing a lot of pitches, but he's been pretty effective minus that horrendous opening day start. The Cubs have him in a no-trade contract, locked up until 2012, and they are paying him something like 17 million or more this season.
They also have on their team Carlos Silva, a pitcher who has been performing well above his ability in the rotation, who's a short-timer with the Cubs. Not to mention Tom Gorzelanny.
So why -- why?!? - does Lou Piniella and the Cubs pick Carlos Zambrano to be the new set-up guy? How -- how?!?! -- does this make the Cubs better?
It's not just a trivia question -- it's a mystery. It is a nonsensical riddle that will frustrate fans, enrage Zambrano, and possibly result in his eventual waiving of the no-trade clause so he can be sent to the Red Sox at far below his real value. (After all -- who gives up a lot for a 16 million plus starter who's been delegated to the bullpen? How does this drive up his value?)
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