NL Central Notes: Wainwright, Cardinals, Cubs

A few items on the Cubs and Cardinals..

  • The Cardinals control Adam Wainwright for the next two seasons for $21MM but the hurler could be up next for a long-term deal with the team once he shows that he's recovered from Tommy John surgery, writes Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  While the 30-year-old won’t be immune to future injuries, Gordon writes that his work ethic offers some promise of success as he gets older. 
  • Former Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez defended the job that Jim Hendry did in Chicago, writes Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times.  While recognizing Theo Epstein's past success, Ramirez says that it'll take time for the President of Baseball Operations to find success.
  • Ramirez also touched on Carlos Zambrano's issues in Chicago and says that his ex-teammate hurt the club with his suspensions, Wittenmyer writes.
  • Jon Heyman of credits the Cardinals for making smart decisions in the months following Albert Pujols' departure.

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5 Comments on "NL Central Notes: Wainwright, Cardinals, Cubs"

3 years 5 months ago

What Aramis failed to mention is that his slow starts to the season also hurt the club.

3 years 5 months ago

Zambrano hurt his club by being a below average pitcher, the suspensions are just gravy after that. Ramirez’s slow starts were caused by Wrigley being a massive pitchers park the first 2 months of the season more than anything else.

3 years 5 months ago

40 years ago, characters like Zambrano would have been put in a strait jacked and confined to a mental ward, then spoon fed various medications for his antics.. His pitching would have have not have come into play even.

3 years 5 months ago

Except Zambrano as a full time starter has never had a losing season and has only had 1 season with a E.R.A over 4! So I dont get how he is a below average pitcher!!!!!

3 years 5 months ago

And his inability to get an RBI in a clutch situation post 2008.