Cubs To Go Wood-less???

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Cubs To Go Wood-less???

Post  Cincy Fan 44 on Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:08 pm

http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/story/11103383

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs acquired reliever Kevin Gregg in a trade with the Florida Marlins on Thursday, a move that appears to end Kerry Wood's career with the team.

Wood, the 1998 NL Rookie of the Year who saved 34 games this year, had been the longest-tenured player on the Cubs. General manager Jim Hendry said Wood was deserving of a three- or four-year deal and the Cubs are not prepared to offer him one.

In addition to the right-handed Gregg, who was the Marlins' closer until the final month last season, Chicago also has a talented setup man in Carlos Marmol, who could close.

"We're just in a situation -- and Kerry fully understands -- that length of deal for the kind of salary that he could command right now is not our first priority," Hendry said during a conference call.

He said the Cubs need to finish their rotation -- they hope to bring back free agent starter Ryan Dempster -- and add offense.

"We felt it was time Kerry goes out and does what is best for him and his family and get a huge multiyear deal, if possible," Hendry said. "This is really the right thing to do. We've had some really honest conversations in the last week. We don't have to get into how much I think of him, but at the same time I don't think we could do for him right now what he deserves and what I think he'll get going elsewhere."
My luck he'll sign a huge contract with the Redleggers and blow out his arm (again) and never be heard from again...

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Re: Cubs To Go Wood-less???

Post  Guest on Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:15 am

Meh. Wood > Gregg, IMO.
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