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Sockinchisox
12-07-2010, 12:09 PM
http://twitter.com/#!/Ken_Rosenthal/status/12190171776684032

WizardsofOzzie
12-07-2010, 12:09 PM
:puking:

Rockabilly
12-07-2010, 12:11 PM
Kerry would be a nice pick up for the Sox

SephClone89
12-07-2010, 12:12 PM
Sure.

soltrain21
12-07-2010, 12:13 PM
I'd take him, yeah.

asindc
12-07-2010, 12:13 PM
Why not?

hawkjt
12-07-2010, 12:13 PM
If the price is right,sign him. Nasty stuff,when healthy.

DirtySox
12-07-2010, 12:14 PM
Go for it.

KenBerryGrab
12-07-2010, 12:15 PM
The guy's been a killer out of the pen when healthy.

Noneck
12-07-2010, 12:15 PM
With losing Putz and Jenks, the Sox are going to have to roll the dice with someone.

Moses_Scurry
12-07-2010, 12:15 PM
low incentive-laden contract. I'd take it.

palehozenychicty
12-07-2010, 12:17 PM
I'll take him. Herm keeps most guys upright, and the last vessel of Cubbie fans will collapse when he sets up a world series win!

spawn
12-07-2010, 12:17 PM
Do it Kenny.

TheOldRoman
12-07-2010, 12:20 PM
Good move if the price is right. He would round out the DL nicely. If he could somehow make it through a whole season, he could be a pretty good setup guy.

Boondock Saint
12-07-2010, 12:20 PM
I don't know...our bullpen depth is thin. Signing someone who could go down for an extended period of time at any moment just doesn't seem like the smartest move.

esbrechtel
12-07-2010, 12:21 PM
why not?

SephClone89
12-07-2010, 12:21 PM
Haha, the Sox signing both Wood and Derrek Lee would be amazing.

DrCrawdad
12-07-2010, 12:21 PM
I have ZERO interest in a PR move or something to simply tweak the Cubbies. If signing Wood makes the Sox better, then I'm all for it. If that happens to irritate Cubbie fans, well nothing wrong with that.

Boondock Saint
12-07-2010, 12:25 PM
I have ZERO interest in a PR move or something to simply tweak the Cubbies. If signing Wood makes the Sox better, then I'm all for it. If that happens to irritate Cubbie fans, well nothing wrong with that.

These people are running a business. Nobody signs players just to piss off another fan base. They do it to win games, and in turn, make more money.

Over By There
12-07-2010, 12:26 PM
I'd be all for it at the right price, but with the Yankees involved, I bet he gets overpaid.

DrCrawdad
12-07-2010, 12:28 PM
These people are running a business. Nobody signs players just to piss off another fan base. They do it to win games, and in turn, make more money.

Ron Santo & Don Kessinger when they appeared in Sox uniforms?

soltrain21
12-07-2010, 12:29 PM
Ron Santo & Don Kessinger when they appeared in Sox uniforms?

I have ZERO interest in a PR move or something to simply tweak the Cubbies. If signing Wood makes the Sox better, then I'm all for it. If that happens to irritate Cubbie fans, well nothing wrong with that.

It's about the Sox needing bullpen help. In no way is this trying to "stick it to the Cubs."
:rolleyes:

DirtySox
12-07-2010, 12:32 PM
The Sox routinely lead baseball in keeping their players on the field. Signing Wood could be quite beneficial. It might work out very similarly to the Putz acquisition.

DonnieDarko
12-07-2010, 12:32 PM
Sure, why not?

asindc
12-07-2010, 12:33 PM
I don't know...our bullpen depth is thin. Signing someone who could go down for an extended period of time at any moment just doesn't seem like the smartest move.

Much like J.J. Putz was last year?

Boondock Saint
12-07-2010, 12:33 PM
Ron Santo & Don Kessinger when they appeared in Sox uniforms?

Two examples from over 30 years ago without any proof of any kind of motivation.

DrCrawdad
12-07-2010, 12:34 PM
It's about the Sox needing bullpen help. In no way is this trying to "stick it to the Cubs."
:rolleyes:

As I said, and you apparently jumped to the wrong conclusion, I only want this if it helps the Sox. Or how about this, I'm not that familiar with how Wood did last season other than a couple brief appearances of his I observed. But the Sox need BP help, and I've bemoaned the BP endlessly the last several years, then I'm all for it.

Is that clear enough?

Boondock Saint
12-07-2010, 12:34 PM
Much like J.J. Putz was last year?

Yes. Just because it didn't happen once doesn't preclude it from ever happening again.

soltrain21
12-07-2010, 12:35 PM
As I said, and you apparently jumped to the wrong conclusion, I only want this if it helps the Sox. Or how about this, I'm not that familiar with how Wood did last season other than a couple brief appearances of his I observed. But the Sox need BP help, and I've bemoaned the BP endlessly the last several years, then I'm all for it.

Is that clear enough?

I think every single person here wants a move to happen if it only helps the Sox. It really goes without saying.

Bringing the Cubs into it was not really needed.

DrCrawdad
12-07-2010, 12:37 PM
Two examples from over 30 years ago without any proof of any kind of motivation.

I don't know about the Sox wanting to "tweak" the Cubbies with Santo/Kessinger, but it was certainly about putting popular Cubs players in Sox uniforms. It was more about money, hoping to put some more butts in seats.

Kerry Wood, though his Cubbie ties mean very, very little to me. I want the Sox to be the best team in MLB. I don't care where the players played previously.

DrCrawdad
12-07-2010, 12:39 PM
I think every single person here wants a move to happen if it only helps the Sox. It really goes without saying.

Bringing the Cubs into it was not really needed.

http://ww1.prweb.com/prfiles/2004/12/03/185711/Robert_Plant_1973.jpg
"Does anyone remember laughter?"

asindc
12-07-2010, 12:39 PM
Yes. Just because it didn't happen once doesn't preclude it from ever happening again.

Actually, it didn't happen several times with several players on several teams over several different seasons, but I understand the point you are making.

seventyseven
12-07-2010, 12:47 PM
One of the few Cubs in recent memory that I actually liked.

I'd love him on the Sox.

Moses_Scurry
12-07-2010, 12:48 PM
I'd be all for it at the right price, but with the Yankees involved, I bet he gets overpaid.

Kerry Wood is not good or important enough to get in a bidding fight with the Yanks.

If I'm Kenny, I make a single, reasonable, team-friendly offer to Wood so that he can move back to his Wife's home. If he declines, enjoy New York!

hi im skot
12-07-2010, 12:54 PM
Do it.

Lip Man 1
12-07-2010, 01:14 PM
This and that...

I'm shocked Rockabilly didn't start this thread.

Kenny has said no bullpen moves will be made at the winter meetings. Wood wants nine million per year according to sources and a multi year deal. Both men are waiting to see what the market value for relief guys will be (remember Putz is getting five million for two seasons, 10 million total...)

Can't see this happening, it would be "interesting" but not at the price Wood appears to want.

There are other options for less cost. Remember the Sox don't need one arm for the pen...they need three.

Lip

asindc
12-07-2010, 01:20 PM
This and that...

I'm shocked Rockabilly didn't start this thread.

Kenny has said no bullpen moves will be made at the winter meetings. Wood wants nine million per year according to sources and a multi year deal. Both men are waiting to see what the market value for relief guys will be (remember Putz is getting five million for two seasons, 10 million total...)

Can't see this happening, it would be "interesting" but not at the price Wood apopears to want.

There are other options for less cost. Remember the Sox don't need one arm for the pen...they need three.

Lip

Is that true? What team in their right minds would give Wood even half that?:o:

Boondock Saint
12-07-2010, 01:22 PM
Is that true? What team in their right minds would give Wood even half that?:o:

http://samluce.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/ny-yankees-logo.jpg

Noneck
12-07-2010, 01:24 PM
Is that true? What team in their right minds would give Wood even half that?:o:


I was thinking Wood was asking for a putzlike contract. If this is true, Williams should save his breath for his next bowl of soup.

asindc
12-07-2010, 01:25 PM
http://samluce.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/ny-yankees-logo.jpg

Before Sabathia, Burnett:o:, and Texeira, I would have agreed, but the fact that they seem to holding the line on Cliff Lee and given Cashman's reluctance to go higher on Damon last year tells me that they are finally giving some consideration to budget.

Boondock Saint
12-07-2010, 01:37 PM
Before Sabathia, Burnett:o:, and Texeira, I would have agreed, but the fact that they seem to holding the line on Cliff Lee and given Cashman's reluctance to go higher on Damon last year tells me that they are finally giving some consideration to budget.

Jeter and Rivera got $17m and $15m per. Don't let it fool you, they're still spending like crazy.

thomas35forever
12-07-2010, 01:47 PM
Sure, why not? I'd prefer to get Paulie signed first, but I'll take him either way.

asindc
12-07-2010, 01:51 PM
Jeter and Rivera got $17m and $15m per. Don't let it fool you, they're still spending like crazy.

Not trying to make the point that they have all of a sudden become spendthrifts, but both of those guys are special cases for NYY.

Taliesinrk
12-07-2010, 02:37 PM
Not trying to make the point that they have all of a sudden become spendthrifts, but both of those guys are special cases for NYY.

Exactly... those are the two guys that shouldn't even be brought into the conversation.

DrCrawdad
12-07-2010, 05:34 PM
Cowley comment on the possibility of the Sox getting Wood. (http://twitter.com/cst_sox/statuses/12238848595595264)

soxnut1018
12-07-2010, 05:55 PM
If he can be had for cheap I see no reason not to.

WhiteSox5187
12-07-2010, 06:57 PM
When healthy Kerry is very effective and he was certainly that in New York, but I honestly can't imagine he'd be cheap. I'd love to see him on the Sox, but I wouldn't break the bank for him. As Lip said we need three bullpen arms, not just one.

TommyJohn
12-07-2010, 08:37 PM
Absolutely not.

Red Barchetta
12-07-2010, 09:22 PM
I'll take him. Herm keeps most guys upright, and the last vessel of Cubbie fans will collapse when he sets up a world series win!

Could you image Wood winning a World Series ring with the White Sox?! :bandance: Cub fans would be devastated!

TheVulture
12-07-2010, 09:41 PM
Is that true? What team in their right minds would give Wood even half that?:o:

That was in the Trib article. The wording was questionable, but I took it to mean a multi-year contract worth 9 million total.

Edit: Then again he got 10 mil a year somehow from the Tribe according to b-r.com. How in the world is that possible?!?

WhiteSox5187
12-07-2010, 09:43 PM
That was in the Trib article. The wording was questionable, but I took it to mean a multi-year contract worth 9 million total.

If he wants three million a year, I think I'd sign him to that. But I'm fairly sure he is looking for nine million a year.

Foulke You
12-08-2010, 12:44 AM
I don't really want Wood unless it is for very cheap. The guy is on the DL constantly and has pitched exactly one good HALF of a season in 3 years in the American League. (w/NYY) Take a look at Wood's numbers on the Tribe in '08, '09, and the first half of '10. Besides being hurt a lot, he was also pretty ineffective when he did pitch:

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/5982/career;_ylt=ArwSlG7e5XwkPiv_brhGrX6FCLcF

Any team that hands a big contract to Wood is taking a huge risk and will likely regret it. I don't have anything personal against the guy other than the fact that he might be the single most overrated pitcher in Chicago baseball history. Wood seems like a good guy off the field too but I want the Sox to improve their pen and not get stuck with another Linebrink who is both expensive and useless. I'd pass on this one unless the contract is loaded with incentives.

FielderJones
12-08-2010, 10:49 AM
I don't really want Wood unless it is for very cheap. The guy is on the DL constantly and has pitched exactly one good HALF of a season in 3 years in the American League.

Coop'll fix him! :wink:

TommyJohn
12-08-2010, 07:27 PM
I don't have anything personal against the guy other than the fact that he might be the single most overrated pitcher in Chicago baseball history.

Yeah but that 20 strikeout game sure was impressive.