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Is Carlos Zambrano worth defending?

The MLBPA will support his grievance, but it might not be a satisfying fight

Originally Published: August 17, 2011
By Tim Keown | ESPN.com

The Major League Baseball Players Association finds itself in an uncomfortable position. There's no instruction manual to follow in the difficult case of Zambrano v. Cubs, but there is a vexing question to consider: Does it make sense to fight for Carlos Zambrano's right to pitch another day?

The union's job is to protect its members, so the answer seems easy. Yes, the MLBPA should do whatever it can to help Zambrano win his grievance against the Cubs. It should put its lawyers to ...

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