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Thursday May 30th 2024


MLB Trade Rumors: Should the Yankees Swap A.J. Burnett for Carlos Zambrano?

“Big Z” Zambrano has long since worn out his welcome with the Chicago Cubs organization, and is currently pitching to a 4.78 ERA and 1.41 WHIP in the National League Central.

Making things even more disconcerting is Zambrano’s remaining contract—about $25 million through 2012 with a virtually impossible chance at $44.25 million through 2013 (a player option based on top-four Cy Young placement in 2012).

As a result of these glaring blemishes, the New York Yankees and their bulging pocketbook have forever been the loudest whisper among baseball circles for “Big Z” relocation.

The Yankees sent top advisers of Brian Cashman to watch Zambrano pitch in June—as opposed to simply advanced scouts—so ...

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