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Friday, January 13, 2012

Cubs Agree To Contract With Kerry Wood

Wood: “I Feel Like Playing”

The Cubs and veteran reliever Kerry Wood have agreed to a one-year contract that also includes an option for 2013.  The contract will pay Wood $3MM next season, according to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times (via Twitter).

The District Attorney Posted: January 13, 2012 at 08:53 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. I Am Not a Number Posted: January 13, 2012 at 09:14 PM (#4036763)
This is the big pay bump that warranted this protracted negotation?
   2. SouthSideRyan Posted: January 13, 2012 at 09:20 PM (#4036767)
They needed something to excite the fans at the Cubs Convention. This was never in doubt.
   3. Brian C Posted: January 14, 2012 at 01:12 AM (#4036923)
They needed something to excite the fans at the Cubs Convention. This was never in doubt.

FWIW, he said that he had actually agreed to terms with another team before the Cubs came through.
   4. Lassus Posted: January 14, 2012 at 09:14 AM (#4036969)
What
   5. Javy Joan Baez (chris h.) Posted: January 14, 2012 at 01:03 PM (#4037036)
I had the same reaction...all that back and forth for a 1 year/$3m deal with club option? Christ, if I'm the Cubs and he wants $3m, I'm thinking the negotiations take about 30 seconds. He was an effective reliever, and a 1-year deal for $3m is, like, nothing.
   6. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: January 14, 2012 at 01:10 PM (#4037039)
Well, the evidence-free pro-Thedo spin would be that maybe Wood was asking for a lot more than 1/3 with an option in the first go-round of negotiations. But it's certainly possible the Cubs FO was unnecessarily nickel and diming him.
   7. Walt Davis Posted: January 14, 2012 at 01:38 PM (#4037062)
Solid signing.

If there was real hemming and hawing, presumably it was over 1 vs. 2 years.
   8. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: January 14, 2012 at 03:11 PM (#4037098)
Maybe the issue was a no-trade clause or a double-wide locker or front-row seats to the stock-car races or something.

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