Giants Rout Pirates, Head to NLDS

Full Postseason Schedule

If Carlos Zambrano Retires, 5 Smart Ways the Chicago Cubs Could Capitalize

« Prev
1 of 7
Next »
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse the slideshow
If Carlos Zambrano Retires, 5 Smart Ways the Chicago Cubs Could Capitalize
Jeff Gross/Getty Images
An ace retires.

Maybe it was just one bad game too many. Maybe he's feeling altruistic. Maybe he's burnt out. Maybe it is just time to go.

Carlos Zambrano made his mark with the Chicago Cubs and contributed a hell of a lot over the years. He's been an All-Star pitcher, great hitter and at times a team leader.

As we all know, a few days ago in Atlanta, Zambrano gave up five home runs against the Braves and got ejected for throwing a ball at Chipper Jones plus some general antics. Right away, Big Z, visibly frustrated, cleaned out his locker and claimed that he is "retiring".

Since last week's tomfoolery, Zambrano's agent said he's not retiring and the Cubs have suspended him for a month without pay.

Without ruthlessly ushering him out the door, it is tempting for Cubs fans to think about the possibilities of what could come if a highly-paid yet under-performing starter like Carlos Zambrano were to retire and make room in the Cubs' clubhouse. 

Really...What's the worst that could happen?

Begin Slideshow »
Load More Stories

Follow Chicago Cubs from B/R on Facebook

Follow Chicago Cubs from B/R on Facebook and get the latest updates straight to your newsfeed!

Out of Bounds

Chicago Cubs

Subscribe Now

We will never share your email address

Thanks for signing up.