The above headline and link below come courtesy of Ben Schwartz, who writes
During yesterday’s 16-6 rout of the Diamondbacks, Carlos Zambrano (above) still couldn’t keep his mouth shut in order to argue balls and strikes with umpire Dale Scott. So much for Dusty’s hopes of a more circumspect, less whiny team this year.
Zambrano, the Cubs’ Opening Day starter, had walked Jose Cruz Jr. with the bases loaded in the Arizona fifth to force in a run when he was pulled by manager Dusty Baker. As the right-hander headed toward the Cubs dugout, he said something to Scott. The two exchanged words, and Scott signaled that Zambrano had been ejected.
“I just told [Scott] that he needed glasses and he tossed me out,” Zambrano said. “I just told him that. I didn’t say a bad word to him. I just told him that he needed glasses.”
Cleveland have announcing the signing of C Victor Martinez to a new 5 year deal, that includes the restructuring of the catcher’s 2005 deal and a club option for 2010. Martinez hit .283 for the Indians last year, with 23 HR’s and 108 RBI’s.