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The Chicago Cubs: A Lesson In Talent Mismanagement

Published by on May 4, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Carlos Zambrano, the fiery Cubs ace, beat out a bunt single in the fifth inning on Sunday. Thanks to Derrek Lee's mammoth grand slam later that inning, he got a win. But because of his base running, he'll be on the disabled list for at least 15 days.

Zambrano pulled his hamstring running to first. He was removed for a pinch runner.

Issue Number One: Rich Harden pinch running? One pitcher gets hurt running so Lou Piniella uses another in his place on the base paths? And picks one that has a laundry list of injuries in his own past? Are you serious?

Issue Number Two: Zambrano is being put on the disabled list because, as ESPN's Bruce Levine worded it, he needs to be protected from himself. Zambran...

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