Well, big Jim Hendry finally managed to huff and puff his way through a contract extension for Cubs young ace Carlos Zambrano. Cubs.com says that it is a “five year contract with a sixth year vesting option,” and the first article I googled claims the new deal is rumored to be worth approximately $90 million.
Carlos is by and far the best starter the Cubs have and, unlike the porcelain golden boys Kerry Wood and Mark Prior, Zambrano has shown the ability to stay healthy over the course of several seasons, which means now that his arm is probably going to fall off during his next start on Sunday night.
Very little to complain about with this deal. This was the right move to make and kudos to everyone involved, although I would have preferred this were done before the season ever started.
Cubs season is over, btw.