Whew!!! Carlos Zambrano, aka Big Z, looks like he’s gonna be okay. I hope Lou sits him out for a couple of weeks. Let him get rested up for the stretch drive. We are going to need him if we want to win the Central and capture home field advantage for the playoffs.
While I am at it, I think the Cubs need to add another arm to the starting rotation. My choice is C.C. Sabathia of the Cleveland Indians. Imagine him and Big Z at the top of the rotation. It would be a tough lefty-righty 1-2 combination at the start of any seven game series. Go with a 4 man rotation of Zambrano, Sabathia, Ryan Dempster and Ted Lilly. However, I think the Cubs need to make the move soon. Let him get adjusted to the National League and his potentially new teammates.
Maybe I am just dreaming a bit, but it would be a great move. He has never had a losing season in his career. And even though he is off to a 5-8 start this year, I think he would win a lot of games for the Cubs.
When it’s all said and done, I expect the Cubs brass will inquire about Sabathia and make an offer for him. And even if they don’t succeed in getting Sabathia I expect them to bring on another starting pitcher to help them down the stretch.