Carrie Muskat of MLB.com quoted Carlos Zambrano today saying the he was "close." Apparently, he meant close to signing a contract extension before Opening Day. This despite Muskat reporting no formal talks between Zambrano’s agent and Cubs GM Jim Hendry lately.
Opening Day is Big Z’s deadline; otherwise he will "wait until after the season when [the Cubs] win the World Series." That’d be something. If that happened the Cubs would probably hand him a blank check.