Carlos Zambrano To the Minors? An Opportunity Awaits Chicago Cubs GM Jim Hendry

May 19, 2010 by  

Chicago Cubs fans, I want to give you the opportunity to sit in the general manager's chair for a minute and tell me what you would do if you were Jim Hendry for a day.

Other than fire yourself, that is.

Would you consider sending Carlos Zambrano to the minors to stretch out for an eventual return to the rotation, even if it means having to put Big Z on waivers?

Well, that's exactly what I would do. In fact, I don't see that as a problem for the Cubs. I see this as an opportunity to shed his salary.

Look, there may not even be a team willing to absorb the enormous salary remaining on the five year, $91.5 million contract that Big Z signed in 2007.

So if not, then he clears waivers and goes to Iowa ...

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