Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Kerry Wood Close to Signing with Cubs

As per David Kaplan:
The Cubs, who have a major need for a veteran right handed reliever are moving towards finalizing a deal with free agent Kerry Wood.


Wood has made Chicago his permanent home and told me just last week that whatever decision he made about where he would pitch in 2011 had to be a good fit for his family. Being able to stay home and his longtime relationship with Cubs general manager Jim Hendry are huge factors in the Cubs favor.

I have mixed feelings about this news. The Yankees do certainly have a need for something of a sure thing in the bullpen, and Wood (when healthy) could fill that role admirably. On the other hand, the rumored cost is a bit prohibitive for a set-up man - particularly one with a resume riff with injuries and inconsistency. He certainly isn't the type of pitcher that the Yankees should throw a ton of money at, but he does toe the line between want and need.

What do you think? Where do you see the Yankees going from here?

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