The Cubs have options. They can attempt to trade Carlos Zambrano to a team in desperate need of an expensive head case.
Or they can cut him if there are no suckers out there or if he refuses to waive his no-trade clause. They would be $45 million poorer but immeasurably richer. And Zambrano could get a jump start on a career in Venezuelan presidential politics.
The right thing, the only thing, is for the Cubs to be done with him. Thoroughly and completely done with the guy.