Found January 06, 2012 on The Fish Pond:
MIAMI — Newly acquired Marlins right-hander Carlos Zambrano, who had his share of success and controversy while with the Cubs, issued a classy parting statement to the people of Chicago. “I’d like to thank the Chicago media and reporters for more than 10 years covering me and supporting me in the good times and bad,” Zambrano said. “I tried my best to answer all your questions and I thank you for having patience with me and please forgive my poor behavior at times. Chicago will always be in my heart.” The Marlins traded Chris Volstad for Zambrano on Thursday. – Joe Frisaro  

Carlos Zambrano seems like he’s too much trouble for Miami Marlins

Carlos Zambrano is not a typical hothead.

Cubs end Zambrano ordeal with trade to Marlins

Controversial pitcher goes to Marlins for once-promising starterThe only logical conclusion to Carlos Zambrano's long-and-stormy pitching career with the Cubs will be the same as Ozzie Guillen's long-and stormy managerial career with the White Sox:

Report: Marlins Close to Acquiring Carlos Zambrano From Cubs

Carlos Zambrano was once considered a top-flight starter in Chicago. After some problems with the Cubs organization, though, he's become an afterthought across much of Major League Baseball. Not for the Miami Marlins. The Marlins are close to acquiring the 30-year-old hurler from the Cubs, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports. Zambrano would need to waive his no-trade clause...

Poll question: Are Miami Marlins better off with Zambrano instead of Volstad?

Are the Marlins better off with Carlos Zambrano as their fifth starter over Chris Volstad?

Theo Epstein was prepared to cut Carlos Zambrano, if necessary

Cubs president Theo Epstein said he wasn’t trying to make a particular point when he traded Carlos Zambrano to the Miami Marlins for a choirboy this week. “You don’t have to be a choirboy to be accepted into the Cubs’ clubhouse,’’ Epstein said after the trade became official Thursday. But...

Improving the Staff

Rob Neyer writes on why the Cubs took Chris Volstad in return for Carlos Zambrano.

Mets Re-Sign Hairston, Open to Harris Return, While Marlins Add Zambrano, AND SO I RANT.

  I know the Mets seem to be only making minor tweaks to a team that needs a serious influx of talent, and it sucks.  But even-so, here’s the news… #bbpBox_154938226208018432 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_154938226208018432 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }Can now confirm that Scott Hairston was indeed re-signed by #Metsabout 2 hours ago via webReplyRetweetFavorite...

Volstad Heads to Chicago

Let the Theo Epstein overhaul continue. Matt Garza may have been the most popular name tossed around this off-season, but Carlos Zambrano was the first Chicago Cubs’ pitcher to be traded. After three injury-riddled season — and a ton of headaches — the Cubs elected to deal the sole survivor of the Dusty Baker era to the Miami Marlins. In return, the Chicago Cubs will receive...

Alfonso Soriano On The Block

Theo Epstein isn’t done dealing if you believe what he said this afternoon. Hours after the Carlos Zambrano trade was finished the new general manager said he’d be willing to pursue other trades if they “made sense”. Most would assume this means Matt Garza but no today’s rumors surround outfielder Alfonso Soriano. Hours after the Cubs announced the Zambrano move —...
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