Hopefully you weren’t pining away for Brandon Webb in your stocking, because according to Jayson Stark, the Chicago Cubs are out of it for him.
Interest in Webb had picked up over the last two weeks, and indications were that he was going to get a decent amount of guaranteed money, which is likely what took the Cubs out of the running.
Webb is down to the Rangers (where he reportedly wants to pitch), and a “mystery” NL Central team, which is almost certainly not the Brewers. He’s expected to pick his team soon, so it will be very interesting to see how much money he gets, and whether we’re annoyed that the Cubs bowed out.
I suspect we’ll be just fine with it.
UPDATE: Sources are now indicating that Webb has signed with the Rangers, pending a physical. No word on details yet.