You may want to wait just a little longer on that Carlos Zambrano Cubs jersey you were thinking of buying.
Just a few days ago it seemed as if Zambrano and the Cubs were on the verge of finalizing a 5-year $80 million dollar contract extentions. But those talks are apparently on hold now that the Cubs owner, The Tribune Co., has been sold to Sam Zell, a real estate tycoon, who plans to sell the Cubs in the offseason.
Most felt that 5 yrs/$80 million was a pretty darn good deal for the Cubs. If it really is, then the new owner may want to let the deal go through as having Zambrano around for the long-term could make the Cubs more attractive to potential buyers.