The Cubs are paying Carlos Zambrano $18,875,000 to pitch
The enigmatic Carlos Zambrano is the 14th highest paid player in professional baseball. He’s had an up and down career, but with Zambrano’s salary being $18,875,000, the Cubs Pitcher will have to earn his keep this year. He’s going to have to play hard if the Cubs are ever going to get rid of the curse of the billy goat. Yes that’s right, in 2011 Carlos Zambrano will be paid $18,875,000 to pitch for the Chicago Cubs.
Coming in just behind Chicago Cubs teammate Alfonso Soriano at #12 on the highest paid MLB players list with a $18,750,000 annual salary is starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano. “The Big Z” signed a five-year deal worth $91.5 million in 2007 and has said he will retire when the contract is over. The enigmatic pitcher has not been as consistent as the Cubs hoped when they signed him, even being sent to the bullpen for stretches of the 2010 season. Carlos Zambrano pitched a no-hitter on September 4, 2008.
#11. Carlos Zambrano, CHC