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Cubs dangling Zambrano, no takers yet

Posted on: July 28, 2011 4:26 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

As CBSSports.com's Danny Knobler pointed out a few minutes ago, the starting pitching market for the trade deadline this season is pretty weak. Thus, the Cubs have been trying to offload mercurial starter Carlos Zambrano. Several reports Thursday indicated the Cubs are trying to convince the Yankees to deal for Zambrano -- with the Cubs even trying to grease the wheels by paying a portion of Zambrano's remaining salary (nearly $24 million through 2012). So far, no dice for the Cubs, as the Yankees are said to have "no interest." (Chicago Sun Times)

Zambrano, 30, has insisted for several years he wants to remain with the Cubs and he reiterated those feelings after his loss Wednesday night.

“I do want to stay here, but at the same point, I want this team to make some changes," he said (Sun Times). If we want to win here, we need to make some changes. If I have to go, I have to go, but I [will] still have the Cubs in my heart.’’

Zambrano is 7-6 with a 4.59 ERA and 1.41 WHIP. He's a three-time All-Star and has a career 3.57 ERA. Part of the reason the Cubs contacted the Yankees about Zambrano is that it would reunite him with former pitching coach Larry Rothschild. Of course, the Yankees are also rumored to have interest in starting pitching. A deal between the two teams would make sense, but apparently Zambrano's performance this season isn't enough to convince Brian Cashman and company.

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