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Should the Cubs Waive Carlos Zambrano?

Should the Cubs cut ties with pitcher Carlos Zambrano?

I don't think so, but Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune certainly does.

Get Carlos Zambrano out of here, even if the Cubs have to give him away. He's not the guy you want as the ace of a curse-busting team, and at this point, it's wishful thinking that he'll ever mature into that guy.

Proving that I did not attend Kellogg, Wharton or even the Acme School of Business, I offer this proposition for Jim Hendry: First thing Monday morning, put Zambrano on waivers. If anyone claims him and the $62.75 million left on his contract, which runs through 2012, immediately trade him for whatever is being offered, from a bag of balls to a 32-year-old minor-leaguer.

Pretty strong words there from Mr. Rogers (not the guy in the red sweater, although maybe he wears a red sweater).

At first I didn't really know how to digest this. I was unaware that Carlos Zambrano was so horrible. Lets take a look.

2009 - Carlos Zambrano 4-3 19 13 0 0 0 0 83.0 75 37 34 7 35 66 3.69 1.33

I'm not sure I quite see it. I'll admit I don't follow the Cubs on a day-day basis, but I'm sure there are plenty of teams that would take that kind of production. Maybe he might not be the franchise #1 starter the Cubs want him to be, and maybe he might not be living up to his contract, but to give him away for a bag of balls. Not sure about that one.

I want to pass this along to Cub fans because I know we have plenty of them. Do you agree with Phil Rogers? Should the Cubs part ways with Carlos Zambrano given the chance?