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Sosa says Zambrano shouldn't retire

Posted on: August 17, 2011 3:09 pm
 
Sammy SosaBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Of all people to be giving Carlos Zambrano advice, Sammy Sosa may not be the best. 

That said, Sosa's advice for Zambrano through MLB.com's Carrie Muskat isn't that bad. The gist, don't retire because the money is too good.

From Muskat's story:

"I see a lot of players make all their money in baseball and when they retire it's a mess," he said. "They surround themselves with some bad people. There's so many bad people outside waiting to get their money.

"That reaction [on Friday] cost [Zambrano] $3 million," Sosa said. "Maybe he doesn't need it now, but later on he will. That's money he worked hard for all his life."

Sosa also said a lot of his friends waste their money and have to go into coaching because "they don't know how to do anything else."

Zambrano, 30, is in the fourth year of a five-year, $91.5 million contract and is owed $18 million for 2012. Still, most in or around the Cubs organization seem to have zero interest in Zambrano returning to a Cub uniform.

Zambrano is 9-7 with a 4.82 ERA this season -- the highest ERA of any full season in his career. But the right-hander has enough talent that he'll be able to find a job pitching somewhere, even if there are justifiable concerns about his mental stability and the way he'll fit in to a clubhouse. Of course, he'll have a hard time finding anyone to give him near $18 million a year again or a long-term deal of any sort.

Zambrano has made repeated statements that he plans to retire after his current contract runs out and just last week threatened retirement after being thrown out of a game against the Braves. He is currently on the disqualified list and not being paid.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 11:44 am
 

Sosa says Zambrano shouldn't retire

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Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: August 18, 2011 12:42 am
 

Sosa says Zambrano shouldn't retire

I hope that the powers that be in Chicago will not back down and allow this loser to ever play again...but I degress, maybe that non-English speaking White Sox manager will bring him into the fold...Being a Tigers fan, I hope Ozzie would pick him up, but that ain't gonna happen, Guillen ain't totally stupid...Adios to the playoffs this year Sox....



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: August 17, 2011 6:19 pm
 

Sosa says Zambrano shouldn't retire

So your mad at him for making money? If someone offered me 18 million a / yr or I could convince someone to do so, I surely wouldn't turn it down.... a teacher or some other profession they also work for 30 + years.Some athletes are here and gone again.That's what Sosa is saying, some of these guys spend like there gonna earn 18 mill a season for the rest of there life....Unless your a stud, your not going to continually get huge contracts.



Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: August 17, 2011 6:08 pm
 

Sosa says Zambrano shouldn't retire

Also, I saw a post the other day where someone worked out that with an 18m salary, starting 30 games and throwing 100 pitches a start, Zambrano gets $6000 a pitch.  Wonderful.



Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: August 17, 2011 6:05 pm
 

Sosa says Zambrano shouldn't retire

That's money he worked hard for all his life."
Is that so Sammy?  Allow me to list of several people who immediately come to mind why work as hard as a baseball player and surely deserve $18m more than Zambrano.  Or Sosa for that matter:

Five out of my six teachers from senior year in high school
My doctor
Those Navy SEALS who were just killed in action, and their families
A firefighter
My roommate, entering a PhD program


Lots of people work very hard.  Lots of people have unique talents.  All of the people I listed are probably pleasant to work with and do jobs more materially important to our society.  The laws of economics say that baseball players get such obscene amounts of money, but there is nothing fair or deserving about it.  At at time when 9% of the country can't even find a job, maybe we shouldn't be crying about how much a nut-job guy who throws a ball for a living deserves more money than I will ever make in my life for riding the pine next year.




Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: August 17, 2011 5:37 pm
 

Sosa says Zambrano shouldn't retire

That reaction [on Friday] cost [Zambrano] $3 million," Sosa said. "Maybe he doesn't need it now, but later on he will. That's money he worked hard for all his life."


Worked hard for all his life? Really Sammy? Yeah baseball been very very hard work. Play 3 hours a day once a week for a starting pitcher, oh yeah some weeks 6 hours. Thats unless he spazzes out and gets thrown out of the game after he gets knocked around a little, so he doesn't have to finish. Yeah hard work indeed.   The guys the biggest joke in baseball, he can't leave soon enough. If I were the Cubs, even if the Union gets him reinstated, the Cubs should just tell him to go freaking home, let him be a loser there.I hope all his friends STEAL HIS HARD EARNED MONEY, the way good ole Sammy's evidently stole his. 



Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: August 17, 2011 4:37 pm
 

Sosa says Zambrano shouldn't retire

I hope all of the owners in the majors aren't as stupid as the Cubs and they let him retire, whether he wants to or not.  He has proven time and time again what a loser he is.  He doesn't deserve to wear a major league uniform. 



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: August 17, 2011 4:32 pm
 

Sosa says Zambrano shouldn't retire

The saying one mans trash is another mans treasure can't be truer than in pro sports..If The Cubs don't want Zambrano, a pitching starved team will gladly put up with a few fits a year to have him in there rotation.The Cubs are terrible anyways, a very badly run franchise in these modern days, it would be a gift to Zambrano if he was able to move on to pitch elsewhere.If he was on a team like say The Yankees with all those egos and star power, his outbursts wouldn't happen because he would be held accountable.I don't think that's the case in Chicago.


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