More on the Carlos Zambrano contract

Here are some of the reaction to it. From

I’ve been back and forth on my opinion of a huge Zambrano extension, kind of like the pitcher’s up and down season.  Part of me says that the Cubs got a slight discount, Zambrano’s been an injury-free horse, and he’ll still be pretty young throughout the deal.  The other side of me says that his best years are behind him, he’s got a ton of mileage on his arm, and almost no free agent pitcher deal of this magnitude could possibly work out. 

ESPN’s Jason Strak:

it says that whoever buys that team is going to have the deepest pockets in America. Think of the debt that group would be incurring, after the $300 million committed last winter and now another $90 million to this guy.

What this means to the free agent market of ’08

His signing removes by far the most accomplished pitcher from this winter’s free-agent market. Red Sox right-hander Curt Schilling, Diamondbacks right-hander Livan Hernandez, Phillies right-hander Kyle Lohse are among the other free agents who will be available.


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