Friday, June 1, 2007

Barrett, Zambrano fight in dugout

After Michael Barrett sought out Carlos Zambrano in the Cubs' clubhouse, both players were sent home.

Zambrano approached Barrett at the end of the fifth inning and the two exchanged punches in the dugout before Zambrano was sent to the showers. An inning later, Michael Barrett left the game and got into another altercation with the Cubs former ace, which resulted in the catcher recieving a bloody lip.

Pinella has promised disciplinary action for both players. Here's what I suggest.

With Henry Blanco placed on the 15-day DL, Koyie Hill was called up. Why not send Barrett down the minors and bring up Hill's teammate Geovany Soto? The fight is not the only reason why I'm calling for Barrett's head; it has more to do with his 7 passed balls, 22% caught stealing percentage, 5 errors, and a .290 onbase average.

Zambrano should miss a few starts so he can get himself focused. Who's going to take his spot? Well, that's easy. Sean Gallagher has a 6-2 record and a 3.67 ERA in Tennessee (AA).

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