Hey, it’s early: nobody’s handing out the good rumors yet.
I don’t think Carlos Zambrano is going anywhere this year (2008 is a different story, of course), and I think the Cubs will be in the race until close to the end, but if he is on the block, some random source is saying that the Mets would be in on it.
As is often the case with ace pitchers, though, there probably won’t be a mega-deal. If Zambrano pitches to his potential, the Cubs are all the more likely to stay in it. If he doesn’t, he would be on the block, but why would teams part with the crown jewels for an unpredictable guy with a 4.50 ERA? As I say, I think the former scenario is much more likely. But if Big Z does end up on the block, the Mets will have plenty of competition.
By Jeff Sackmann
Brew Crew Ball