Cubs getting Zambrano's best at right time
ST. LOUIS -- Carlos Zambrano's head is in a nice, tranquil place these days. He recently told the Chicago Tribune that he's more relaxed since he changed his pregame routine and began preparing for starts by listening to the music of his good friend, contemporary Christian singer Marcos Witt.Then again, this is the same Carlos Zambrano who once suffered a case of carpal tunnel syndrome from excessive e-mailing. In the old days, he might have been referred to as flaky or mercurial. Now that he's signed to a new five-year, $91.5 million deal, he has earned the right to be called "eccentric."
I think [Zambrano] feels a great sense of obligation to us as a team because we lean on him. He's the one guy, when he walks on the mound, we have to have that game.
--Cubs infielder Mark DeRosa