Ask me last year and i would have said what the hell are we thinking...but ESPN 1000 just reported that the Cubs have signed Kerry Wood to a 1 Year $4Million deal..Sounds like he took a little hometown discount from what some of the other teams were offering.
I hope him and Marmol can get things done in the 8th and 9th next year and Dempster will be gone...
Give him a spring training and let him see what he can do next year. After you have invested major dollars in him and he is finally back why would you want to let him go. Plus he is a great leader in the clubhouse.
That's a pretty safe deal considering what pitching has cost other teams lately. If he gets hurt again then you only commited 1 year to him, if he pitches like the old Kerry Wood he's worth every penny of the $4 mil.
Just look at Cordero's 4 year $46 mil contract from Cincy was just insane and he's only 2 years removed from a blowup with Texas. In 2006 he had 11 blown saves to 22 saves which is not a great ratio but just goes to show you how 1 good year can land you a fat contract these days. Reds could have used that money better to get some starting pitching I think.
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