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reds44
12-10-2008, 02:34 AM
LAS VEGAS With two teams to pick from in the American League Central, Kerry Wood appears to have rejected overtures from Detroit to take a deal with Cleveland.

Wood's decision to sign with the Indians followed closely Francisco Rodriguez's agreement with the New York Mets. Rodriguez's three-year deal, which is expected to be announced after he passes a physical, narrowed down Wood's choices.

The deal is believed to be two years with a vesting option for a third. Money terms remain unclear.

Wood fills a hole Cleveland has had at the back of its bullpen since the breakdown of Joe Borowski, a former teammate of Wood's with the Cubs. It allows Jensen Lewis to remain in a set-up role.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/chi-10-winter-rumorsdec10,0,2321698.story

Krusty
12-10-2008, 04:37 AM
It will be interesting to see where LHP Brian Fuentes lands. IMO, the Cardinals might get him at a discount rate.

nate
12-13-2008, 12:03 PM
Wow (http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2008/12/indians-complet.html):


Kerry Wood signed a two-year $20MM contract with the Indians that has a vesting club option for a third year.

The Indians decided to complete the deal after discussing Wood's physical and running it past club executives.

Jpup
12-13-2008, 12:11 PM
Cleveland is crazy. The have need a closer for about 5 years and I guess they just got tired of fooling around. He's not worth that kind of money IMO.

RedlegNation
12-13-2008, 12:19 PM
Wow, indeed. If you have the money, spend it, I guess....but that's insane money for a Kerry Wood.

RedsManRick
12-13-2008, 12:51 PM
Wood was extremely effective last year. His FIP was 2.32.

66 IP
11.4 K/9
2.4 BB/9
.41 HR/9

That's money. If I could take Wood instead of Cordero, on the same contract, I'd probably do it - even with Wood's health history.

Jpup
12-13-2008, 01:11 PM
Wood was extremely effective last year. His FIP was 2.32.

66 IP
11.4 K/9
2.4 BB/9
.41 HR/9

That's money. If I could take Wood instead of Cordero, on the same contract, I'd probably do it - even with Wood's health history.

you can't be serious. :confused:

Highlifeman21
12-13-2008, 01:34 PM
I'm curious as to those that prefer Francisco Cordero over Kerry Wood.

Wood's got better stuff, IMO, he's just not always healthy, which I guess is a sizeable con against him...