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Lukewarm Stove: Brandon Webb to Decide on a Team Soon

Chicago Cubs Rumors

It’s a very lukewarm Friday, apparently.

One of the Chicago Cubs’ few free agent targets this offseason, Brandon Webb, is set to make his decision in the next few days.


Free-agent pitcher Brandon Webb is likely to pick a team within the next couple of days, a source told FanHouse.

Multiple teams remain in the mix for the former Diamondbacks ace, among them the Nationals, Rangers and Cubs.

Webb, 31, has not pitched in the majors since Opening Day 2009, so any deal would likely be incentive-laden. He underwent shoulder surgery in August 2009 and was able to return to the mound for a brief stint in the instructional league this year. MLB FanHouse.

There are enough teams in on Webb that it seems likely he’ll be able to choose his preferred location, and he might even get a couple/few million bucks guaranteed. Neither seems to favor the Cubs, who’ve got a glut of starting pitchers (making Webb’s return path a little more difficult), and few dollars to go around – at least until the team unloads a contract or two.



Brett Taylor

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