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Monday, July 23rd, 2018



According to Paul Sullivan in today’s Tribune:

Several teams have courted Wood, including Boston, which wants him to be the primary right-handed setup man for closer Jonathan Papelbon.

The Cubs convinced Wood to take an incentive-laden one-year deal last November. But with so much interest on the market, they now will have to decide whether he’s worth the risk of a multiyear deal at around $5 million per year.

Um, no. He’s not. I’d rather have David Riske for that price, and he’d probably come cheaper anyway. Or I’d rather spend a few more bucks (OK a lot of bucks) and get Francisco Cordero. Could you imagine a bullpen with a back end of Marmol and Cordero? Wow!

Sullivan also writes that:

Hendry also is looking to sign Colorado infielder Kazuo Matsui to a three-year deal. He could use the left-handed hitter at both second base and shortstop.

Perhaps the Cubs brass doesn’t like Ryan Theriot as much as the fans do.

  • dhaab

    Do you really think the Cubs will add even more payroll before they’re sold in a few months? Their payroll is extremely high already, filled with some very long contracts. Wouldn’t adding more to it scare off some potential buyers?

  • dhaab

    BTW, Theriot’s offense fell off pretty dramatically in the last two months last season. I think he’s an average player at best. In fact, Infante may have been brought in to replace him.

  • dhaab

    Well, they just inked Wood to a 4 million dollar salary for one season. Guess they don’t really care about how much money they spend before selling. 4 million bucks for a guy whose pitched 90 innings over the past 3 seasons combined. Unbelievable.

  • Mike O’Donnell
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