Kerry Wood signs with the Chicago Cubs. I believe, I believe!
What a great day to be a Cubs fan!
Kerry Wood is coming back to Chicago! It’s really happening!
The rumors began weeks ago: Kerry Wood was a free agent and the Cubs needed bullpen help. A perfect fit unless you looked at what Kerry Wood made last year and tried to squeeze a similar figure into this years payroll. Sure Wood is a great fit for the Cubs but there was no way the Cubs were going to sign a $10 million dollar set up man. Surely this was going to be another instance of Still Not A Cub.
But then they DID sign Kerry Wood! It’s for real! Kerry Wood is coming back to Chicago.
Jim Hendry, all is forgiven. Signing Milton Bradley. Signing Bob Howry, again. The Cubs #1 rated pitching prospect Chris Archer was acquired in the Mark DeRosa trade and now Kerry Wood is back on the north side. If you can pull off an Alfonso Soriano trade then you will officially be god.
Kerry Wood will be joining the Chicago Cubs bullpen as the right handed setup man to go with lefty Sean Marshall to hold down games for Carlos Marmol in the ninth. YES! This is not just a great sentimental move, this is a big win for the Cubs bullpen. They now have two intimidating pitchers to close out games.
Kerry Wood truly gave the Cubs a hometown discount. He could have easily received more money, years and a guaranteed closer job somewhere else. But true blue delusional Cubs fan that he is, Kerry Wood chose to come back to Chicago.
‘‘I’m a Cub. And this is just the perfect fit for myself and my family at this point. It’s never been about the money for me. I did leave some money out there. But it’s about being home, it’s about being here at Wrigley, which is home.’’
‘‘From a personal standpoint … we really feel this is where we belong,’’ Wood said. ‘‘And not just this year, but for many years to come.’’
Kerry Wood, WELCOME BACK TO CHICAGO!!!!!
Great to have you here.
I didn’t think I would be able to say it in 2011 but This Could Be the Year!
Wood back in ‘family’ – Chicago Tribune
Santo funeral opens door for Wood’s return – Chicago Tribune
‘Kid K’ returns: Wood, Cubs agree on 1-year deal – Chicago Breaking Sports
Wood’s return to Cubs not about the money – Chicago Sun Times
Wood signing was a bolt from the blue – Chicago Breaking Sports
Kerry Wood Stats – Baseball Reference
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