I’m not at all surprised that the Cubs said no, but it’s interesting to hear that there has actually been some action on Carlos Zambrano this week. Zambrano recently said he’d waive his no-trade clause if the Cubs really want to get rid of him, but obviously they aren’t desperate. Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo have each been as disappointing as Zambrano in recent months, but are owed less total money – and offer much less upside.
Trey Mancini Arrives: Will Play All Over, Not Doing WBC, Love For Wrigley, and a Matt Clement Goatee Story
Cubs Roster Move: Mark Leiter Jr. Clears Waivers, Outrighted to Iowa, Now Has a Choice (UPDATE: He Chose Free Agency)
Don’t Forget About the Change to a Balanced Schedule This Year in MLB (And The Potential Playoff Impact)