According to Ryan Dunleavy of the Courier News, Carlos Zambrano signed a contract with the Ducks earlier this week. The 31-year-old, formerly one of the top pitchers in the National League, was a three-time All-Star in the majors and the NL wins leader in 2006.
First it was Lenny Dykstra. Then it was Carl Everett. Now it’s Atlanta’s Roger McDowell, a key player in the Mets’ 1986 World Series run, who apologized in response to a fan’s complaint that he spewed homophobic comments over the weekend.
It’s been a bad week for former Mets outfielders. Carl Everett, who spent three seasons in New York from 1995-97, was in a Tampa jail Tuesday on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after putting a handgun to his wife’s head, according to police records.