Zambrano REALLY wants to stay

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Zambrano REALLY wants to stay

Postby PrimeTime » Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:54 am

If he wants to stay this bad he should give us a bigtime discount and just sign a Rameriz type contract or whatever we throw at him..


But does Zambrano even want to come back?

"Of course," he said. "I was born here, I grew up here, I want to die here. I want to finish my career here. That's all I want."


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Postby RegulusBlue » Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:13 pm

I'd really like to trade him for something and meet up in the FA market after tthe year.
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Postby cubs121 » Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:15 pm

RegulusBlue wrote:I'd really like to trade him for something and meet up in the FA market after tthe year.
i really like that idea.. but can it work?

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Postby Butterscup » Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:17 pm

RegulusBlue wrote:I'd really like to trade him for something and meet up in the FA market after tthe year.


I think something like that would piss Z off. I know it shouldn't, especially if he had a chance at making a World Series run and then resigning with us, but I could see that bruising his ego.

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Postby cubfan1955 » Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:22 pm

I think The O's and Ponson pulled it off.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:29 pm

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RegulusBlue wrote:I'd really like to trade him for something and meet up in the FA market after tthe year.


I think something like that would piss Z off. I know it shouldn't, especially if he had a chance at making a World Series run and then resigning with us, but I could see that bruising his ego.


If you talk to him beforehand, he could understand. Show him how the same thing happened to Ponson.

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Postby Yestheydo » Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:36 pm

Trade him for a good catcher and he'll be all for it.

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Postby ChiCubsFan » Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:41 pm

Yestheydo wrote:Trade him for a good catcher and he'll be all for it.


Lol, Z for Salty then in the offseason sign Z again. Hmm....
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Postby anabiono » Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:47 pm

Z doesn't really REALLY want to stay here, he was just saying that so he could get a contract signed...

blah...trade his lillylivered ass

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Postby b_wiggy_66 » Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:51 pm

I think we should trade him. With the way he throws and his size he is an injury wating to happen. I say get a lot for him at the deadline and go from there.

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Postby Outshined_One » Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:07 pm

How about trading him to the White Sox?

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Postby killthegoat06 » Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:17 pm

That's because he won't get any money anywhere else.
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Postby abuck1220 » Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:32 pm

that's gotta make his agent cringe.

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Postby vance_the_cubs_fan » Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:33 pm

abuck1220 wrote:that's gotta make his agent cringe.


He'll probably slam his agent into a locker as well.

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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:34 pm

vance_the_cubs_fan wrote:
abuck1220 wrote:that's gotta make his agent cringe.


He'll probably slam his agent into a locker as well.


What a fitting comeuppance for Boras that would be. Beaten to an inch of his life by his own maniacal client.

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Postby Locke's Eye Scar » Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:36 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
vance_the_cubs_fan wrote:
abuck1220 wrote:that's gotta make his agent cringe.


He'll probably slam his agent into a locker as well.


What a fitting comeuppance for Boras that would be. Beaten to an inch of his life by his own maniacal client.


I thought Z wasn't with Boras anymore?
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:40 pm

Locke's Eye Scar wrote:
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
vance_the_cubs_fan wrote:
abuck1220 wrote:that's gotta make his agent cringe.


He'll probably slam his agent into a locker as well.


What a fitting comeuppance for Boras that would be. Beaten to an inch of his life by his own maniacal client.


I thought Z wasn't with Boras anymore?


Well, maybe Krazy Z doesn't remember he got rid of Boras and will beat him within an inch of his life anyway.

You're right, he's now with Barry Praver. Coincidentally, Praver is also Sidney Ponson's agent.

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Postby Electron Blue » Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:53 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
Cubbies75 wrote:
RegulusBlue wrote:I'd really like to trade him for something and meet up in the FA market after tthe year.


I think something like that would piss Z off. I know it shouldn't, especially if he had a chance at making a World Series run and then resigning with us, but I could see that bruising his ego.


If you talk to him beforehand, he could understand. Show him how the same thing happened to Ponson.


Well, you could do that, and maybe that would help him understand. But I belive you'd also be getting close to illegal collusion there.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:57 pm

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Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
Cubbies75 wrote:
RegulusBlue wrote:I'd really like to trade him for something and meet up in the FA market after tthe year.


I think something like that would piss Z off. I know it shouldn't, especially if he had a chance at making a World Series run and then resigning with us, but I could see that bruising his ego.


If you talk to him beforehand, he could understand. Show him how the same thing happened to Ponson.


Well, you could do that, and maybe that would help him understand. But I belive you'd also be getting close to illegal collusion there.


I'm not saying you draw up a contract and wait until the offseason for him to sign it. But if you talk to him and say that even though we're trading you, we still would like to bring you back if you go to free agency, then you have a great shot considering all that Carlos has said about wanting to stay in Chicago.

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Postby Keener98 » Sun Jun 03, 2007 2:44 pm

killthegoat06 wrote:That's because he won't get any money anywhere else.


I hope you are kidding, cause if not thats not true at all. Teams will be lining up to pay him

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Postby vance_the_cubs_fan » Sun Jun 03, 2007 2:45 pm

Can we just hope he signs with someone in the Central so he can beat the [expletive] out of their players too??

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Postby Soul » Sun Jun 03, 2007 2:46 pm

Cubbies75 wrote:
RegulusBlue wrote:I'd really like to trade him for something and meet up in the FA market after tthe year.


I think something like that would piss Z off. I know it shouldn't, especially if he had a chance at making a World Series run and then resigning with us, but I could see that bruising his ego.


Everything pisses Z off. I don't think worrying about Z's ego being bruised is a good policy for this franchise.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:48 am

I think the only reason he's saying he really wants to stay here is because he's still here. I think that as soon as he's traded, he loses any sort of hometown feeling for the Cubs and would go directly to the highest bidder, likely the Mets.

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Postby vance_the_cubs_fan » Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:57 am

jersey cubs fan wrote:I think the only reason he's saying he really wants to stay here is because he's still here. I think that as soon as he's traded, he loses any sort of hometown feeling for the Cubs and would go directly to the highest bidder, likely the Mets.


I definitely agree. Zambrano is likely trying to earn the love of his teammates back after acting like a complete ass and buffoon on Friday. One way to do that is to reiterate how much he likes it in Chicago and wants to be a Cub, yada, yada, yada.

My guess is the same as yours. As soon as he has a different set of teammates, all that is out the window.

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Postby MustangMike » Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:26 am

RegulusBlue wrote:I'd really like to trade him for something and meet up in the FA market after tthe year.


I don't think you let Z feed what its like to be on another team. If you want him, then you'll have to pay him in FA. All he knows is the cubs, and I'm sure on some level he likes that comfort. If you let him go to a playoff team for a run, he'll want that.


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