Carlos Zambrano planning to retire after contract expires
After his 2-1 victory over Cincinnati, Carlos Zambrano of the Chicago Cubs vowed to retire within five years.
Zambrano signed a $91.5 million deal through 2012 with a option for 2013 which will make him 33. He said after the game: "After this contract, I'm gone. I'll betcha $100. I'm serious."
Is Carlos Zambrano going to retire? We shall see.
"Because I don't want to play," he said. "I want to help this team. I want to do everything possible to win with this team. And after five years, four years, or whatever is left on my contract. ...
"You know how many Mother's Days I haven't spent with my mother? Twelve. You know how many things I've been [missing] in my life? It's good to be here, it's good to play baseball. But in five years. ... I will retire. And I won't have to see you anymore."