Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times says the Cubs spoke with Carlos Zambrano’s agent yesterday, and they’ll talk more this week regarding a contract extension. Wittenmyer expects the five-year deal to include the $12.4MM he’s making this year and come in around $75-85MM total.
Pure speculation, but Buster Olney believes the Cubs could announce a Zambrano extension on Opening Day (Monday) to create some positive vibes to start the season. Olney is thinking five years, $85MM – the top end of Wittenmyer’s range.
At this point, it seems highly unlikely that no agreement is reached by Opening Day. Sorry, Mets fans.