On Baseball Moves

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.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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