I was looking at an ESPN article today and saw that Carlos Zambrano in their eyes, has a roughly 50/50 shot of returning to the Cubs next year. My question to the wise minds of the Old Red Guard is: Would it be wise to stay out of the mayhem that is the '06 off-season and save money for Carlos Zambrano?
I would really hope that this would be Krivsky's master plan. In '08, Krivsky has Aaron Harang who is a top-of-the-rotation kind of guy, and also an ace according to some standards. Furthermore, the Reds will have Bronson Arroyo pitching in his contract year. Bronson would surely lay it all on the line for a fat new free agent contract or a plane ticket up to Boston. That being said, if Krivsky could somehow reign in Zambrano, the Reds would have three top of the rotation pitchers along with a major league ready Homer Bailey.
This would be enough in my mind for a pennant chase. The Reds would undoubtely have the best rotation in the Central and perhaps all of the National League. However, as we all know, a lot can change in one year in baseball. As many have previously stated, '07 is not going to be our year. My question is Would it be wise for Krivsky to hold off for a shot at Carlos Zambrano for '08?