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KH12
07-07-2008, 10:40 PM
Jul 7 The Associated Press reports Chicago Cubs SP Carlos Zambrano was elected to start for the National League All-Star team.
http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/6559/news

Hmm..

redwhitenblue
07-07-2008, 10:41 PM
Ugh, I was hoping he wouldn't even pitch in it


This sucks, he's not even deserving, much less is it worth the risk

gocubs2118
07-07-2008, 10:43 PM
Its probably because his last start before the All Star break will be on Wednesday. So he will be fully rested. Get in 2 innings of work and get him out of there.

CubsRule08
07-07-2008, 10:43 PM
I really dont know what to say right now...its good, but then again i dont think he should start

ChiCubs54
07-07-2008, 10:43 PM
Well, that's surprising.

Dmac
07-07-2008, 10:43 PM
I thought Webb was going to start? If not, it should be Volquez.

turnaround3
07-07-2008, 10:46 PM
Is everyone forgetting that as Cub fans we actually want the NL to win this game? Zambrano getting 2 innings of work is not a big deal. Chill.

IamTurboman
07-07-2008, 10:47 PM
It's the year of the cubs! At AT&T park last week more fans were cheering for the cubbies than the Giants! As a Giant fan I didn't love it, but you guy's do have the buzz this year.

gocubs2118
07-07-2008, 10:47 PM
Is everyone forgetting that as Cub fans we actually want the NL to win this game? Zambrano getting 2 innings of work is not a big deal. Chill.
Ya we want to the game but he is not the best pitcher on the NL team right now. Its gotta be either Lincecum or Volquez.

turnaround3
07-07-2008, 10:54 PM
Ya we want to the game but he is not the best pitcher on the NL team right now. Its gotta be either Lincecum or Volquez.

Lincecum is slated to pitch on July 13th, so he wouldn't be fully rested.

Here's what really concerns me: the guy Lincecum is facing on July 13th, two days before the All-Star Game....Carlos Zambrano.

Hadn't checked that til just now.

Your Name Here
07-07-2008, 11:01 PM
Lincecum is slated to pitch on July 13th, so he wouldn't be fully rested.

Here's what really concerns me: the guy Lincecum is facing on July 13th, two days before the All-Star Game....Carlos Zambrano.

Hadn't checked that til just now.

Seems that Dempster should be scheduled to pitch that day.

gocubs2118
07-07-2008, 11:03 PM
Seems that Dempster should be scheduled to pitch that day.
Thats what I thought since Dempster is pitching on Tuesday.

turnaround3
07-07-2008, 11:04 PM
Seems that Dempster should be scheduled to pitch that day.

Well heres (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/probables?date=20080713) my source.

If you were to prove it wrong I'd be genuinely happy about that.

Your Name Here
07-07-2008, 11:09 PM
Well heres (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/probables?date=20080713) my source.

If you were to prove it wrong I'd be genuinely happy about that.

ESPN thinks we only have a 4 man rotation. They go Dempster-Zambrano-Lilly-Marshall-Dempster, and completely skip TSP.

It would be nice if that actually happened, but odds are slim.

OnWisconsin2007
07-07-2008, 11:09 PM
It said he was elected to start. Does that mean he is starting?

Your Name Here
07-07-2008, 11:12 PM
It said he was elected to start. Does that mean he is starting?

Wow.

OnWisconsin2007
07-07-2008, 11:13 PM
I don't think he's starting....he's not even a top 4 candidate, this doesn't make sense.

CubsRule08
07-07-2008, 11:14 PM
I don't think he's starting....he's not even a top 4 candidate, this doesn't make sense.

Tell me about it...there are other guys that deserve the shot instead of Zambrano

zambo4president
07-07-2008, 11:15 PM
cool i guess

Snydesdale
07-07-2008, 11:15 PM
Zambo was slotted to pitch against lincecum on Sunday.

Your Name Here
07-07-2008, 11:26 PM
I don't think he's starting....he's not even a top 4 candidate, this doesn't make sense.

Of course it does.

Zambrano's last start - July 9th
Lincecum's last start - July 13th
Volquez's last start - July 12th

All Star game - July 15th

OnWisconsin2007
07-07-2008, 11:30 PM
Ben Sheets and Brandon Webb are more deserving, as well. When is their last start?

Your Name Here
07-07-2008, 11:32 PM
Ben Sheets and Brandon Webb are more deserving, as well. When is their last start?

If you want to know, look it up for yourself.

But neither is more deserving than Zambrano.

OnWisconsin2007
07-07-2008, 11:35 PM
Zambrano isn't going to start. Zambrano isn't even a top 4 candidate. What makes him more deserving than any top 4 NL pitcher right now? I'm sure that Zambrano is put into the starting role of the all-star game on that webpage...

captainatheism
07-07-2008, 11:36 PM
It said he was elected to start. Does that mean he is starting?

This account isn't real.

Your Name Here
07-07-2008, 11:37 PM
Zambrano isn't going to start. Zambrano isn't even a top 4 candidate. What makes him more deserving than any top 4 NL pitcher right now? I'm sure that Zambrano is put into the starting role of the all-star game on that webpage...

Yeah, because Yahoo has a clear pro-Cub bias....

Stop being stupid and realize the fact that this is more about a player's availability than anything else.


I'd rather Zambrano didn't play at all.

OnWisconsin2007
07-07-2008, 11:40 PM
I just don't get why he'd start. He's maybe the 5th best option. This doesn't make sense.

Your Name Here
07-07-2008, 11:41 PM
I just don't get why he'd start. He's maybe the 5th best option. This doesn't make sense.

Repeating stuff like that doesn't make it true.

OnWisconsin2007
07-07-2008, 11:42 PM
Well, he flat out doesn't have the numbers to be up with the others. Other than the fact that you like him, he's not qualified to start this year. I think we'd see this somewhere else if it was actually happening...like ESPN or something. He's not starting, get over it.

giventofly
07-07-2008, 11:44 PM
Well, he flat out doesn't have the numbers to be up with the others. Other than the fact that you like him, he's not qualified to start this year. I think we'd see this somewhere else if it was actually happening...like ESPN or something. He's not starting, get over it.
Honestly, you're better off just keeping it to yourself.

We know he's not the best pitcher in the NL. We've said it a few times already. It's about availability and scheduling.

Hopefully, from now on, the rest of the Cubs forum will give you as much attention as a brick wall. We're tired of hearing it.

WOwolfOL
07-07-2008, 11:45 PM
I'd rather Lincecum come in around the 5th.

Anyway, with all of our starters, this is not a surprise.

shrek
07-07-2008, 11:46 PM
Well, he flat out doesn't have the numbers to be up with the others. Other than the fact that you like him, he's not qualified to start this year. I think we'd see this somewhere else if it was actually happening...like ESPN or something. He's not starting, get over it.



dude, are you serious?

you think sheets is better than Zambrano. you gotta be kidding me


and I will agree that Zambrano should not start but he is a top notch pitcher. He is way better than any pitcher you got in the brewers team and you will ever get in brewers team.


He should not start the all-star game but he deserves to start the game any day and any season

Your Name Here
07-07-2008, 11:47 PM
Well, he flat out doesn't have the numbers to be up with the others. Other than the fact that you like him, he's not qualified to start this year. I think we'd see this somewhere else if it was actually happening...like ESPN or something. He's not starting, get over it.

Jesus man. I didn't know someone could actually be this dense.




Jul 7 The Associated Press reports Chicago Cubs SP Carlos Zambrano was elected to start for the National League All-Star team.

Notice who's actually reporting this information.


Enjoy the rest of your life. I'm done with you.

gocubs2118
07-07-2008, 11:49 PM
dude, are you serious?

you think sheets is better than Zambrano. you gotta be kidding me


and I will agree that Zambrano should not start but he is a top notch pitcher. He is way better than any pitcher you got in the brewers team and you will ever get in brewers team.


He should not start the all-star game but he deserves to start the game any day and any season
This year Sheets is better than Z and we can all name 3 to 4 other guys who deserve to start the all start game more than Z. Like we have all been saying it all goes down to availability of the starters.

croce_99
07-07-2008, 11:52 PM
Of course 'Z' isn't the best pitcher in the NL this year.
I'd be more than happy to see Sheets start the all star game, especially if he pitched 2 days before the allstar game. Matter of fact, I would encourage him to start......and go the distance

CORY_RITCH
07-07-2008, 11:54 PM
Is everyone forgetting that as Cub fans we actually want the NL to win this game? Zambrano getting 2 innings of work is not a big deal. Chill.


EXACTLY

gocubs2118
07-07-2008, 11:54 PM
Another possible reason for Z to be starting is because Soto will be the catcher. I know its only going to be for a couple of innings but maybe Hurdle thinks that combo gives the NL the best chance to win the game.

yearofthecub
07-08-2008, 12:05 AM
I'm really glad that Z is starting the game. Outside of around three or four starts he has been damn near unhittable this season. If he didn't have those blowups his numbers would be better than pretty much everybody's. Dempster has had nearly the same season as Z as well.

If it weren't for availability issues (and possibly because Soto is starting as well), it'd probably be Lincecum. They wouldn't start Volquez because he's a rookie, and that's a lot of pressure to lay on a rookie.

damon berryhill
07-08-2008, 12:08 AM
I think CC should start the all star game. He is totally the best pitcher in the NL.

JonesSoda1314
07-08-2008, 12:15 AM
well at least with 7 cubs i the allstar game, we have getting home field advantage in our own hands for the most part... and with Z starting, its on on us to make sure that if we do make it to the WS, we get that home field advantage... and with how we play at home as opposed to on the road... id think thats a big deal

CHC/LAL Fan
07-08-2008, 12:29 AM
I think its because Soto is starting catcher for the all-star game.

Acronym
07-08-2008, 12:44 AM
I think CC should start the all star game. He is totally the best pitcher in the NL.

Actually that's a really good question... What happens if a player is voted onto the All-Star ballot in one league (and it's a final decision), but then is traded to the other league before the ASG?

CubsRule08
07-08-2008, 12:57 AM
Actually that's a really good question... What happens if a player is voted onto the All-Star ballot in one league (and it's a final decision), but then is traded to the other league before the ASG?

IIRC they cannot participate because votes do not transfer over to the other league...it happened with Carlos Beltran a few years ago when he was traded from Kansas City to Houston...however something happened and he was chosen to be in the game by the NL manager at that time

jiggin
07-08-2008, 01:10 AM
hmmm, not really jumping for joy over this report. I was hoping the rotation would start over at the top with Z then Dempter and then Lilly. Getting in 2 innings or so of work may spoil that plan. Maybe they can still go Dempter then Z then Lilly.

LivingThroughMe
07-08-2008, 01:13 AM
It's the year of the cubs! At AT&T park last week more fans were cheering for the cubbies than the Giants! As a Giant fan I didn't love it, but you guy's do have the buzz this year.

One of them was me! :clap:

cubsfreak19
07-08-2008, 01:19 AM
Well Hurdle obviously consulted with Lou before he picked Big Z. We will see what happens.

cubsfreak19
07-08-2008, 01:24 AM
Well, he flat out doesn't have the numbers to be up with the others. Other than the fact that you like him, he's not qualified to start this year. I think we'd see this somewhere else if it was actually happening...like ESPN or something. He's not starting, get over it.

So yahoo just posts random things? That says Z has been elected to start. he doesnt have the numbers? He is 9-3 with a 2.96 those are pretty good numbers. Actually very good. Who knows he could very well be 11-3 if he didnt go on the dl.

phlp_bj
07-08-2008, 08:53 AM
The Associated Press reports Chicago Cubs SP Carlos Zambrano was elected to start for the National League All-Star team.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/6559/news

cowboydoc45
07-08-2008, 09:03 AM
http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/6559/news

I think that is just saying that he was elected as a starter... Webb will be starting the game for the NL

Spikey Jaguar
07-08-2008, 09:06 AM
Day late...

http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=242585

AlwaysNextYear
07-08-2008, 03:04 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/6559/news

Hmm..

huh?.............that sig took all my attention, can someone else describe what this is about?

OnWisconsin2007
07-14-2008, 12:55 PM
Wait a second...read through the thread. Good call on Zambrano starting, thanks for calling me an idiot and bashing me for the last 4 pages.

Your Name Here
07-14-2008, 01:00 PM
Wait a second...read through the thread. Good call on Zambrano starting, thanks for calling me an idiot and bashing me for the last 4 pages.

You deserved it, and you're welcome.

acubfaninmd
07-14-2008, 01:15 PM
well according to espn.com Sheets is starting for the NL. Dont know which one is true

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/allstar08/news/story?id=3486200

OnWisconsin2007
07-14-2008, 01:16 PM
Sheets is starting. ESPN is right.

acubfaninmd
07-14-2008, 01:16 PM
Day late...

http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=242585

Day wrong.

acubfaninmd
07-14-2008, 01:17 PM
Wait a second...read through the thread. Good call on Zambrano starting, thanks for calling me an idiot and bashing me for the last 4 pages.

What do you expect??? You came into the Hardin/Sabathia thread and tried to argue your 3-5 starters were better than our 3-4 starters.

CubsGirl
07-14-2008, 01:24 PM
Wait a second...read through the thread. Good call on Zambrano starting, thanks for calling me an idiot and bashing me for the last 4 pages.
You came into another team's forum and started trolling and repeating the same exact thing over and over and over. What did you expect?