Come To Think Of It: Cubs Remiss In Not Persuing Yanks’ Interest In Zambrano

December 23, 2009 by  

The recent reports suggesting that the Bronx Bombers were interested in at least exploring a trade with the Cubs for Big Z has left me wondering, once again, just what the hell Jim Hendry is thinking.

True, Zambrano has a full no-trade clause and hasn't expressed any willingness to relinquish it, but for Hendry to not even entertain the idea, if true, is stupid.

Look, here's the situation: The Cubs new owners are heavy in debt and more interested in exploring ways to improve their cash cow, Wrigley Field, and generating revenue streams than putting more money into payroll at this point.

Recognizing this, the only way that Hendry can improve the team is to move salary. He got some minor relief with the Bradley dea...

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