“If they come to me and want to trade me, obviously it’s because they don’t want me here anymore,” said Zambrano. “I always say that. I’ll be here until the Cubs decide to trade me … I’ve heard rumors. I’ve already talked to my family. They said,’It’s OK. If you think it’s good for you, if you feel you want to be traded, do it.’ I don’t want to leave. I’ve been here 10 years. The town has been special to me, the fans, too.”
Like I said yesterday, it doesn’t seem likely that the Yankees would go after Carlos Zambrano. He has a consistent history of attitude problems, is owed over $30 million between this season and next, and on top of that he isn’t exactly pitching well (an 88 ERA+ this season).
However, all of those things would make him very cheap to trade for and combining that with his past history of success makes it hard to completely shut the door on him. Now that he has come out and said he won’t block any deals means that he would definitely be available if the Yankees got desperate enough.
Let’s just hope the Yankees don’t get that desperate.