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As a Chicago Cubs :cubs: fan, this past week has been confusing. Frustrating. Infuriating, even.

First, Jim Hendry makes a trade for a new closer — Kevin Gregg, formerly of the Florida Marlins. What of our 2008 closer, Kerry Wood? Hendry said that “We felt it was time Kerry goes out and does what is best for him and his family and get a huge multiyear deal, if possible…. I don’t think we could do for him right now what he deserves and what I think he’ll get going elsewhere.” Kerry Wood’s reaction to this? “While Wood was understanding about the Cubs’ decision, which Hendry said was made in the best interests of Wood and his family, he did say he would’ve been amenable to staying and ‘would have done anything’ to stay a Cub. The Cubs told him to go get a three- or four-year deal for more money, but Wood said he would’ve agreed to a one-year deal to stay.”

Then, Ryan Dempster rejects a 4 year/50 million dollar contract offer.

Now, the Cubs are looking at a one year deal with Randy Johnson.

I shake my head.

In other news, I see that the Yankees have offered CC Sabathia a $140 million dollar contract.

Spring can’t come soon enough.

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