As a non cub fan, i would hope that maybe Jim or someone else could shed some light to this. Everyone knows that Kerry Woods and Mark Prior were killed by their managers. But then, why didn’t Zambrano die? Does this disprove that theory. Here are some numbers:
Kerry Woods age and innings pitched
And then Carlos
20-7 (151 in the minors) total of 158
21-108 (9 in the minors) total of 117
Most casual fans will tell you that Woods was destined to die due to his delivery. But why Prior and not Zambrano?
I dont know the answer to this. Perhaps someone does. Is it pure luck?