Found January 10, 2012 on MLB Trade Rumors:
Kerry Wood's "days as a Cub appear all but over," writes Dave Kaplan of after talking to a source with knowledge of the reliever's negotiations with the team.  Kaplan quotes his source: "Woody wanted to be here despite the rebuilding process but while the Cubs were saying they wanted him back they were unwilling to pay him the market value for a solid set up man.  He has heard from a number of teams that are World Series contenders and they are all willing to pay him a very fair salary to strengthen their bullpen. The Cubs expected him to pitch for another hometown discount. He has already done that for them a couple of times before. There is no reason that he should have to do that again." Wood told Kaplan last night on WGN Sports Radio that his family plans on staying in the Chicago area for a long time whether or not he finishes his career with the Cubs.  Last week Cubs president Theo Epstein said he was "actively involved in n...

ESPN: Phillies Have Interest in Reliever Kerry Wood

Wood in red pinstripes? Maybe. (Photo: SB Nation)According to Jerry Crasnick of, the Phillies feel they are one bullpen piece short of a full house and are interested in the service of longtime Cubs reliever Kerry Wood. The 34-year-old Wood has spent most of his career in Chicago and wanted to return to the team, but the two sides have been unable to come to terms this...

MLB Rumors: Cecil Says Prince is Headed to Nats, Wood Sets a Deadline for Deal, Aoki Works Out for Brewers, and More

Hot Stove and Hall of Fame Monday is shaping up to be a busy day filled with rumors. According to MLB Network Radio and reported by The Brewers Bar, father of Prince Fielder, Cecil Fielder said after being told by the radio host that they need Prince in Washington DC, “ I think that’s what’s gonna happen, man… personally, I think that’s going to happen.” The two have...

Wood decision looms for Cubs

Everyone expects Kerry Wood to be the last Chicago Cubs player to be introduced Friday during opening ceremonies of the annual Cubs Convention, just as he was last January after returning from a two-year absence. 

Wood weighing offers from multiple clubs

Kerry Wood had made it clear he doesn't want to pitch for another team besides the Cubs, but apparently his agents are listening to other offers.

Madson, Cordero, or Wood: Who Ya Got?

The plot keeps thickening in the search for the Reds next closer as rumors surfaced Tuesday evening about the team being in serious talks in inking free agent stopper Ryan Madson, reports Jon Heyman of Cincinnati is now alleged to be courting the free agent likes of Madson, Kerry Wood, and incumbent Francisco Cordero to assume closer/setup roles. Given the fact that...

Hot Stove: Cecil believes Prince will end up in Washington

Here is the latest hot stove buzz circulating around MLB: The Cubs and the Phillies have shown the strongest interest in free-agent reliever Kerry Wood. Speaking of the Cubs, they are in heavy discussions with the Tigers to send Matt Garza to Detroit in exchange for a package of prospects. Meanwhile, the Cubs have agreed to terms with left-handed starter Paul Maholm. The Rangers...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.