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Carlos Zambrano: If the Cubs Want to Trade Me, They Can Trade Me

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Well, cross no-trade rights off the list of hurdles to a possible Carlos Zambrano trade.

Today, Carlos Zambrano said that, if the Cubs came to him to approve a trade, he would do so.

“If they come to me and want to trade me, obviously it’s because they don’t want me here anymore,” Zambrano told FOXSports.com. “I always say that. I’ll be here until the Cubs decide to trade me.”

“I won’t be like other players with no-trade clauses and say, ‘No, I want to stay here, I want to stay here,'” Zambrano continued. “I’ve heard rumors. I’ve already talked to my family. They said, ‘It’s OK. If you think it’s good for you, if you feel you want to be traded, do it.’”


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Unfortunately, Z’s no-trade rights aren’t the only hurdle holding up a possible deal. There’s also the declining velocity, volatile temperament, and exorbitant contract to consider. For those reasons, among others, the New York Yankees – a popular trade rumor destination for Zambrano – aren’t terribly interested, says Ken Rosenthal. Still, the Yankees’ scouts have been watching him.


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