Carlos Zambrano is set to make a combined $35 million in 2011 and 2012, in addition to the $17.75 million he’ll have pulled in when this season wraps up. For legal tender like that you’d think the guy would be fat-neck deep in the Cy Young race like past years, or at least the first halves of seasons. But he’s not, and instead he’s been taking team-ordered anger management classes due to a series of offbeat, quirky behaviors this season. But mainly because he’s a raging psycho.
Zambrano’s been known for his on-field meltdowns, of which he had a few more than usual this season. Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella assigned Zambrano to the bullpen, where he honed his 5.66 ERA and racked up a whopping four holds. The fiery Venezuelan has reportedly finished his anger management classes and will begin pitching at team facilities in Arizona. The Cubs don’t have a timetable for his return, but hope to stop pissing money away sooner than later.
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