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ATTENTION THEO! KERRY WOOD IS DIFFERENT
Posted 10 January 2012 - 10:41 AM
Most of us Cub fans have given you a blank check. Ramirez-good riddance! Big Z-Adios! Kerry Wood? No. If this is not made to work you will have your first serious strike against you in many of our eyes.
I realize I am the same guy who has constantly stressed in his posts that Cub fans get too attached to players, and that leads to disappointment. Kerry Wood transcends this. This is a guy who has been the consumate teammate. A guy who has sacrificed his own salary TWICE because he felt he owed the Cubs. Last year alone, he left an estimated 8 million on the table from other teams offers, because his love for the Cubs.
Yes he has an injury plagued past. The first of which can be traced back to his high school coach pitching him twice in one day. Further injuries were from the innings piled up during our rare drives to glory. He and Prior were sacrificed for 2003. What I am trying to say, is that he is not injury prone, he has used up most of the bullets in his right arm for us.
In a clubhouse void of leadership, we need him. Culture change is needed, but Kerry Wood is not part of the culture that needs changing. Let's hope cooler heads prevail soon. Honeymoons don't last forever, even for the Theotles.
Posted 10 January 2012 - 10:53 AM
Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:14 PM
I honestly don't see what the hold up is. The Cubs obviously have extra payroll room to give him an extra million or two over the next two years. Hoyer said that they offered him a substantial raise. I am wondering what he meant by "substantial"?
If Wood wants to be a Cub and Hoyer wants him to be a Cub, then the only thing is the 40 man roster situation.
Unless Kerry is receiving really good offers from other teams, that is the only thing I can think of.
Posted 11 January 2012 - 01:11 PM
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