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Dempster on Zambrano: 'He's made his bed'

Posted on: August 13, 2011 6:48 pm
 
Carlos ZambranoBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Pretty much everyone who saw the video of Carlos Zambrano's noticed that when the Braves came out of the dugout looking for a fight, none of the Cubs came out to defend Zambrano. They didn't start on Saturday.

Before Saturday's game in Atlanta, several Cubs said Zambrano's actions were over the line.

"He's been doing a lot of things, not once or twice, he's got think a little bit more," Alfonso Soriano told reporters, including Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune. "He's a big man, but mentally he's weak."

Soriano confronted Zambrano before the pitcher packed his bags and left on Friday, a source told CBSSports.com.

Fellow starter Ryan Dempster, who has been with the Cubs since 2004, said he didn't think Zambrano would pitch for the Cubs again.

"It's not like it's something new," Dempster told the Chicago Sun-Times. "It's been one after another. We've learned to deal with it pretty good."

He added that the team was dealing with it better since Zambrano wasn't at the ballpark on Saturday.

"I think the guys in here are pretty upbeat today," Dempster told the Sun-Times. "He's made his bed; he's got to sleep in it. For us, we'll just go out there and give our best tonight and move forward. The faster you move forward the faster things get better."

Some players told the Sun-Times' Gordon Wittenmyer that they didn't think Zambrano could return to the team.

"I think he needs to find some guy to talk to him, because he's got a problem," Soriano told Wittenmyer. "A lot of people try to help him, but he doesn't let them help, because that's him."

General manager Jim Hendry, the same man who gave Zambrano a five-year, $91.5 million contract, called Zambrano's actions "intolerable," but said it wasn't out of character.

"We've had other instances of him not being the teammate I would aspire him to be," Hendry told the Tribune. "And certainly not all of that is public (though much of it is). You can tell by the sanction we're trying to enforce that it's not tolerated, and it's not right for the other 24. It's just totally uncalled for."

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Since: Feb 3, 2007
Posted on: August 15, 2011 8:28 am
 

Dempster on Zambrano: 'He's made his bed'

Who is Dempster you ask?   He is a quality person is who he is.  He may not be the ace of the staff, but he is a quality pitcher that many teams would like to have on their rotation.  Trade for Zito?  Why get another multi million dollar contract?




Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: August 15, 2011 1:34 am
 

Dempster on Zambrano: 'He's made his bed'

Who is Ryan Dempster? He is barely above a .500 pitcher. While Mr. Zambrano has a much better record. Thus he has earned the right to do what he is doing now...whatever that may be. :) Things could be worse...he could playing for the White Sox...ba da bum!

Trade Zambrano to the Giants for Barry Zito. Jim Hendry loves left handed pitchers and Zito is way better than Ted Lilly (when he was on the team) and this will also provide a change of scenery for all parties involved. 



Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: August 13, 2011 9:52 pm
 

Dempster on Zambrano: 'He's made his bed'

I would just like to say " I feel for guys( and girls)  that are actual blue collar, sit in the cheap seats, honest to goodness REAL Cubs fans. You have to suffer thru embarrassing management that signs these clowns to these crazy deals and then wonders why things don't work out. ( I think I spelled 'emberrassing wrong, that just doesn't look right, anyHEW,,,, I don't know the situation in Chicago that well, whether its cheap ownership or just an absentee owner who really doesn't care. You guys just seem to get stuck with some really crappy contracts and there seems to be no accountability.. We here in Toronto hired an unknown 32 yearold ( Canadian by the way ) GM and he has used a fresh approach to actually get rid of a couple bad contracts on our books and actually give us some hope for the future.. Good luck Cubbie diehards, looks like ya still need itUndecided


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