According to ESPN 1000 out of Chicago, Carlos Zambrano has fired agent Scott Boras. His new agent is unknown. Zambrano has pitched 3.5 excellent seasons and made $3.76MM in 2005 according to Cot’s Baseball Contracts. He’ll be part of the free agent class after the 2007 season. That group also includes Bartolo Colon, Freddy Garcia, Roy Halladay, Josh Beckett, and Roy Oswalt.
Also, WSCR 670 and ESPN 1000 are reporting that the White Sox have signed Joe Crede to a one-year contract for $2.675MM. Crede has a career line of .255/.303/.439 and plays top-notch defense. He earned $400,000 in 2005. Third basemen in his free agent class will include Brandon Inge, Eric Hinske, and Bill Mueller.