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Carlos Zambrano wants to pitch next year

Sep 11, 2013, 5:27 PM EDT

Weird year for Carlos Zambrano. He started the season trying to impress teams pitching in the WBC. Then he signed with the Long Island Ducks. Then he was signed by the Phillies and pitched seven games in their system. But that’s all he’d do before being released.  But he’s not done yet, he says:


He wasn’t horrible in the minors. Not great, but not horrible. He wasn’t totally useless for the Marlins last year. A lot of guys worse than him pitch in the bigs.  Of course a lot of those guys don’t have temper tantrums and then quit on their teams and stuff. I’m just a guy sitting here speculatin’ on a hypothesis, but that could be the difference.

  1. straightouttavtown - Sep 11, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    He was decent in the minor until he was sidelined by an injury. Teams could do worse than take a flier on him by giving him a spring training invite.

  2. tfbuckfutter - Sep 11, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    You accidentally spelled that word in the headline with a “p” instead of a “b”.

  3. earpaniac - Sep 11, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    And I want to be a billionaire. Both of those things have the same chance of happening next spring.

  4. rmfields - Sep 12, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    He’s also got a good bat for a pitcher, so he could help some NL teams.

    • derklempner - Sep 13, 2013 at 1:26 AM

      Given his ability to hit the ball as well as he does for a pitcher, I’m surprised he hasn’t made an attempt to pull an Ankiel and try to find a team willing to give him a chance as a designated hitter or first baseman. Hell, maybe even as a catcher; imagine a former major league pitcher becoming a major league catcher.

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