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Zambrano Would Play For White, Red Sox

If Carlos Zambrano ever leaves the Cubs, he would only want to pitch for the White Sox or Red Sox.

Zambrano is 4-3 with a 3.69 ERA in thirteen starts this season. He has 66 strikeouts in 83 innings, and has walked just seven batters.

Entering Monday night's action, the Cubs were 3.5 games out of first place in the very competitive NL Central.

Via Chicago Tribune


Guillen: 'Our Fans Aren't Stupid Like Cubs Fans'

White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen says that his team's fans are much smarter than those of the rival, cross-town Cubs.

Guillen was explaining why attendance at U.S. Cellular Field was greater when the Cubs where in town than when the Dodgers visited recently.

"Because our fans are not stupid like Cubs fans," Guillen said. "They know we're [expletive]."

Guillen added that fans will watch any game at Wrigley Field because the stadium "is just a bar."

Via Chicago Tribune


Bradley: 'I Don't Have Problem With Lou'

Cubs manager Lou Piniella apologized to outfielder Milton Bradley one day after sending him home in the sixth inning.

"I apologized for the last comment I made, told him he knows in the context I meant it," Piniella said. "But I also told him that just can't continue, to have shenanigans that we've put up with. I told him he's going to hurt somebody, he's going to hurt himself."

The manager sent Bradley home in the sixth inning after he threw his helmet following a fly out.

"He didn't really talk to me about it, he just kind of yelled at me in the dugout and told me to get out of there," Bradley said Saturday. "So I left. Then he continued to yell at me some more. I've got to take that."

"No, man, I don't have a problem with Lou at all."

Via ESPN


Piniella Sends Bradley Home After Outburst

Cubs manager Lou Piniella sent Milton Bradley home after the outfielder attacked a cooler in the dugout.

Bradley flied out in the top of the sixth inning on Friday night, leading to the outburst.

After an angry exchange with Piniella, the manager told Bradley to get dressed to go home.

"This has been a common occurrence and I've looked the other way a lot and I'm tired," said Piniella, who was planning to start Bradley on Saturday. "I'm not into discipline, I'm really not. I'm going to put his name in the lineup tomorrow and that's it."

Via Yahoo! Sports


Cubs Have Inquired About DeRosa

The Cubs have had conversations with the Indians about re-acquiring infielder Mark DeRosa.

Sources confirmed to the Chicago Sun-Times that the two clubs talked about DeRosa earlier this month.

The Cubs traded DeRosa to the Indians in January for three pitching prospects, but they are in need of another infielder with Amaris Ramirez battling shoulder issues.

Via Chicago Sun-Times


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