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Carlos Zambrano comeback a batty idea?

Carlos Zambrano comeback a batty idea?

You hear a lot of absurd rumors at the general managers meetings in Phoenix, but I believe I heard the wackiest one in years this week. Former Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano was trying to make a comeback again, but this time he was also trying to market himself as a designated hitter. Yes, the return of "Big Z" as a designated hitter, or a ZH, if you will. In his years as a Cub, the switch-hitting Zambrano often bragged to me about his hitting skills, claiming he could hit the center-field scoreboard during batting practice. I never saw him do it, but he did hit BP home runs onto Sheffield and Waveland avenues quite often, and was much more fun to watch during BP than Ryan...