Finally we get word from Zambrano, himself, that he will not be pitching for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic, despite Venezuela’s stated belief that he is.

I’d love to find out the details from behind the scenes as to how it was so unclear whether or not Zambrano would actually be participating, how the man puting together their team came to believe as recently as yesterday that Zambrano was participating, and why the team went so far as to waste a 28-man roster spot on Zambrano if he
had no intention of participating.

But in the end, the important thing is: Z is staying in camp with the Chicago Cubs this spring. Good. Let’s roll.