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5 responses to “Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Zambrano Are Not Leaders”

  1. Raymond Robert Koenig

    Wow. 18 years combined. It doesn’t seem that long. Zambrano is not only not a leader but he’s also a divisive influence on the team. Hopefully he’s gone soon.

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  3. Jeff

    I guess I might be one of the last Zambrano fans around, but I like the guy and hope he keeps up what he did at the end of the year last year. He’s an emotional guy and wears his heart on his sleeve. We might not like how he reacts, but it’s better than the “oh well” reaction that most Cub’s players and managers seem to have had the last couple of years. The guy hates losing and performing badly and it shows. He also loves to win, and I think he is the potential key difference maker for this team this year. I know we all joke about his gatorade cooler antics, but my favorite Zambrano “fits” were when he would strike out Barry Bonds and get all fired up about it afterwards. The Cubs don’t seem to have many competitors of his nature, and I think he can be a very good influence on a sometimes lifeless team.

  4. Philoe Beddoe

    I like that this site makes me take a second look at things…and if you look at Big Z’s career…he’s been a pretty damn good pitcher…Career record of 116-74…3.50 ERA…career OBA of .231…42 games over .500?…the way we talk about him(myself included) you would think he is a total bum…my only concern is that he is older than what is listed…there were rumblings about him and Juan Cruz when they both came up…Juans age was eventually adjusted…Big Z, not so sure…