May 18, 2010, 10:20 AM EST
Jenrry Mejia isn’t the only pitcher getting stretched out in preparation of more optimal use. The Cubs have moved Carlos Zambrano off his setup job — which he hasn’t done particularly well – and into long relief, presumably in preparation for a return to the rotation.
“Look, we thought the outcome would be a little different, and he’s not
as comfortable in the bullpen pitching short,” manager Lou Piniella
said of the move.
I’m fairly certain that Lou Piniella is the only person who thought this move would work out any differently.
- The Phillies have told teams they’d trade Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels 37
- Mark Prior’s retirement reminds us that young pitchers will break your heart 14
- Roy Halladay is retiring 53
- Tony La Russa Bobby Cox, Joe Torre all unanimously elected to the Hall of Fame 48
- Tony Blengino says recent report on Seattle front office is “just the tip of the iceberg” 61
- Robinson Cano agrees to $240 million deal with Mariners (260)
- Yankees agree to seven-year, $153M contract with free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury (160)
- Report: Mariners willing to offer Robinson Cano a 10-year, $240 million deal (143)
- Report: Yankees have agreed to a three-year deal with Carlos Beltran (125)
- Brett Gardner is drawing “significant” trade interest (112)