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Frater Perdurabo
12-15-2010, 09:04 PM
As reported in the Trib... (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/ct-spt-1216-around-town--20101215,0,7999899.column)

DirtySox
12-15-2010, 09:05 PM
Do it.

spawn
12-15-2010, 09:06 PM
Do it.
**** yeah. If true, I hope he accepts.

DirtySox
12-15-2010, 09:07 PM
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Wood was way too expensive for the Sox - Sorry Trib, wrong again. Try and stay with me boys.
1 minute ago (http://twitter.com/#%21/cst_sox/status/15225890254364672)
Cowley says no. Hopefully he is wrong (was right on Crain though).

Frater Perdurabo
12-15-2010, 09:08 PM
Coupled with Crain, I think a Wood signing would shore up the bullpen and thus make the Sox favorites to win the ALC.

spawn
12-15-2010, 09:09 PM
Cowley says no. Hopefully he is wrong (was right on Crain though).
I really hate Cowley. Take the high road you little bitch. If the other guys' source is wrong, just say it. No need to be a dick, considering how many times he's been wrong this offseason.

As far as him being right on Crain...well, even a blind squirrel gets a nut.

soltrain21
12-15-2010, 09:12 PM
I hope this is true.

KMcMahon817
12-15-2010, 09:24 PM
As reported in the Trib... (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/ct-spt-1216-around-town--20101215,0,7999899.column)

Now this I like. :smile: Sign him and Crain will be our 6th inning man. He can handle that.

DrCrawdad
12-15-2010, 09:25 PM
I hope this is true.

IF the Sox were to sign Wood, Dave Kaplan and so many other Cubbie Clowns will start sobbing uncontrollably...

Mod edit: I can't count the number of times we've had to remove this picture because it is copyrighted by the Tribune Company.

soltrain21
12-15-2010, 09:29 PM
IF the Sox were to sign Wood, Dave Kaplan and so many other Cubbie Clowns will start sobbing uncontrollably...

Mod edit: I can't count the number of times we've had to remove this picture because it is copyrighted by the Tribune Company.


Cool.

I'd like it because he'd be a good bullpen arm.

TommyGavinFloyd
12-15-2010, 09:30 PM
I really hate Cowley. Take the high road you little bitch. If the other guys' source is wrong, just say it. No need to be a dick, considering how many times he's been wrong this offseason.

As far as him being right on Crain...well, even a blind squirrel gets a nut.

So you think he should take the high road and there is no need to be a dick, but go out of your way to call him "a little bitch"? Ok...:?:

DirtySox
12-15-2010, 09:32 PM
IF the Sox were to sign Wood, Dave Kaplan and so many other Cubbie Clowns will start sobbing uncontrollably...
Mod edit: I can't count the number of times we've had to remove this picture because it is copyrighted by the Tribune Company.



Which would be relatively minor concern for many. He could help the Sox win too.

MtGrnwdSoxFan
12-15-2010, 09:32 PM
God, I can't wait until Cowley leaves the Sox beat.

Don't you have to be good at your job in order to be a smug little prick about it? Cowley must have missed the memo.

WhiteSox5187
12-15-2010, 09:34 PM
I'd love to get him, I don't see how the hell we can afford him though.

Rockabilly
12-15-2010, 09:35 PM
I'd love to get him, I don't see how the hell we can afford him though.

I believe I read that season tickets are selling very fast..

soltrain21
12-15-2010, 09:36 PM
I'd love to get him, I don't see how the hell we can afford him though.

Ticket sales are up.

DrCrawdad
12-15-2010, 09:38 PM
Cool.

I'd like it because he'd be a good bullpen arm.

I have repeatedly said that if signing Wood improves the Sox, then I'm all for it.

The title of this thread is about Mitchell & Kaplan's report about the Sox making an offer to Wood. And seeing how Kaplan couldn't help himself to getting his petty digs in about the Sox in this report it's certainly reasonable to mention that Kaplan's mush filled head will explode if this were to happen. It's not anywhere near a reason to make this move but I will find pleasure if in the process of improving the Sox it crushes Kaplan's man-crush on Wood.

Whatever stereotypes you and some others post about Sox fans with "Cubsession" well Dave Kaplan is a Cubbie Clown with a Soxsession. I post my comments on a Sox board. Kaplan uses his 50,000 watt megaphone to regularly blast hateful bile about the Sox and Sox fans. Now the tool has a column in the deadwood Cubune and website.

spawn
12-15-2010, 09:40 PM
So you think he should take the high road and there is no need to be a dick, but go out of your way to call him "a little bitch"? Ok...:?:
I'm not a reporter that writes a column nor do I cover the White Sox. No one reads my tweets, if I ever even tweet. In short, he's a professional. I'm not, nor have I ever claimed to be. I'm just a poster on a sports forum. If you can't see the distinction, then I don't know what to tell you. :shrug:

ZombieRob
12-15-2010, 09:47 PM
The End of the article says Wood has said he doesn't want to play on the south side, yet at the meetings on tv IIRC he said he was open to it.

PalehosePlanet
12-15-2010, 09:48 PM
If he still wants 2/12, I'd rather just throw in 2 more million and try and sign Soriano for 2/16.

I know, easy for me to say, not my money, etc...

But if we're already to blow 12 million why not get the better player for slightly higher money. It's like buying a stripped Cayenne S for 95 grand instead of paying for the options and get it loaded for 105.

Rockabilly
12-15-2010, 09:53 PM
Does Wood still live in Chicago?

DrCrawdad
12-15-2010, 09:56 PM
The End of the article says Wood has said he doesn't want to play on the south side, yet at the meetings on tv IIRC he said he was open to it.

Kaplan can't express a single thing regarding the Sox alleged interest in Wood without his hate of the Sox discoloring the story. Wood could have said that he was open to playing for the Sox directly to Kaplan and Kaplan would still later say with a (fecal matter) eating grin, "Kerry Wood will never play for the Sox..."

PalehosePlanet
12-15-2010, 09:56 PM
Does Wood still live in Chicago?

Yes.

central44
12-15-2010, 10:00 PM
Seems like his two best options are playing in NY for a contender or playing in Chicago near home for a contender. Huh. I can't see him in a Sox uniform though, even though it actually kind of makes sense. I hope i'm wrong, he'd definitely be a good fit for the bullpen.

VMSNS
12-15-2010, 10:07 PM
He'd be a good fit. Kenny and Jerry love guys like him.

slavko
12-15-2010, 10:08 PM
The End of the article says Wood has said he doesn't want to play on the south side, yet at the meetings on tv IIRC he said he was open to it.

You want accurate reporting????? Why are you reading these guys? They don't know the difference between "phase" and "faze." (a little farther down on their page)

veeter
12-15-2010, 10:13 PM
I have repeatedly said that if signing Wood improves the Sox, then I'm all for it.

The title of this thread is about Mitchell & Kaplan's report about the Sox making an offer to Wood. And seeing how Kaplan couldn't help himself to getting his petty digs in about the Sox in this report it's certainly reasonable to mention that Kaplan's mush filled head will explode if this were to happen. It's not anywhere near a reason to make this move but I will find pleasure if in the process of improving the Sox it crushes Kaplan's man-crush on Wood.

Whatever stereotypes you and some others post about Sox fans with "Cubsession" well Dave Kaplan is a Cubbie Clown with a Soxsession. I post my comments on a Sox board. Kaplan uses his 50,000 watt megaphone to regularly blast hateful bile about the Sox and Sox fans. Now the tool has a column in the deadwood Cubune and website.This is an awesome post. Wood said he doubts he'd play for the Sox. Doubts it because they were far apart on money. Kaplan spins it like he won't play for the Sox because he just loves the cubs so much. That's not it at all. You can just feel the guys fear, in his pathetic writing, the horrible possibility of Kerry wearing a Sox uniform. God I hope Kenny gets him.

JermaineDye05
12-15-2010, 10:20 PM
Don't look now, but Cowley might have been wrong for ripping on the Tribsters - K. Wood indeed might also be on his way said a source. less than 10 seconds ago (http://twitter.com/cst_sox/status/15244625535049728) via web
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Holy Cow(ley)!

JermaineDye05
12-15-2010, 10:20 PM
Don't look now, but Cowley might have been wrong for ripping on the Tribsters - K. Wood indeed might also be on his way said a source. less than 10 seconds ago (http://twitter.com/cst_sox/status/15244625535049728) via web
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DirtySox
12-15-2010, 10:20 PM
omg:

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Don't look now, but Cowley might have been wrong for ripping on the Tribsters - K. Wood indeed might also be on his way said a source.
32 seconds ago (http://twitter.com/#%21/cst_sox/status/15244625535049728)

Rockabilly
12-15-2010, 10:21 PM
great news if Wood is on his way to the Sox

spawn
12-15-2010, 10:21 PM
Don't look now, but Cowley might have been wrong for ripping on the Tribsters - K. Wood indeed might also be on his way said a source. less than 10 seconds ago (http://twitter.com/cst_sox/status/15244625535049728) via web
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Holy Cow(ley)!
:rolling: :rolling: :rolling:

Hmm...I wonder if he's man enough to apologize...yeah, I don't think so either.

JermaineDye05
12-15-2010, 10:22 PM
omg:

I don't know what I'm more ecstatic about, the possibility of getting Kerry Wood along with Crain, or the fact that Cowley is actually admitting he might have been wrong for once.

DirtySox
12-15-2010, 10:23 PM
I don't know what I'm more ecstatic about, the possibility of getting Kerry Wood along with Crain, or the fact that Cowley is actually admitting he might have been wrong for once.

I really don't give a **** about Cowley either way. I'd be very excited about Wood signing though.

sullythered
12-15-2010, 10:24 PM
I PREDICT:

If we pull this off and add both Crain and Wood, there will be a thread started tomorrow morning suggesting we trade one of our starting pitchers for a third baseman.

tstrike2000
12-15-2010, 10:25 PM
Don't look now, but Cowley might have been wrong for ripping on the Tribsters - K. Wood indeed might also be on his way said a source.

Cowley will probably tweet next that the Sox were looking for someone to fill their quota of simulated innings pitched.

MtGrnwdSoxFan
12-15-2010, 10:25 PM
Hopefully Cowley's right about being wrong.

I'd love to see K-Wood on the Sox. We'd just need one more reliever (likely in-house), and we can call it an offseason.

JermaineDye05
12-15-2010, 10:25 PM
I PREDICT:

If we pull this off and add both Crain and Wood, there will be a thread started tomorrow morning suggesting we trade one of our starting pitchers for a third baseman.

We could get quite a haul for Danks, I think. But I don't want to give him up. He's gotten better each season.

Brian26
12-15-2010, 10:26 PM
:rolling: :rolling: :rolling:

Hmm...I wonder if he's man enough to apologize...yeah, I don't think so either.

Perhaps I read that Tweet incorrectly, but I think he's saying that he (Cowley) was wrong for saying the Tribune didn't mention the Wood-to-the-Sox rumor. I think he's acknowledging now that the Trib has mentioned the rumor (Kaplan and Mitchell did). He's not saying Wood isn't going to the Sox.

DirtySox
12-15-2010, 10:26 PM
Perhaps I read that Tweet incorrectly, but I think he's saying that he (Cowley) was wrong for saying the Tribune didn't mention the Wood-to-the-Sox rumor. I think he's acknowledging now that the Trib has mentioned the rumor (Kaplan and Mitchell did). He's not saying Wood isn't going to the Sox.

Nah. He was referring to his previous tweet:

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Wood was way too expensive for the Sox - Sorry Trib, wrong again. Try and stay with me boys.
1 hour ago (http://twitter.com/#%21/cst_sox/status/15225890254364672)

JermaineDye05
12-15-2010, 10:28 PM
FWIW: I thought I read somewhere that Wood was on CTL and said that he couldn't see himself going to the White Sox.

Kaplan might blow if he signs with the Sox.

DirtySox
12-15-2010, 10:28 PM
I PREDICT:

If we pull this off and add both Crain and Wood, there will be a thread started tomorrow morning suggesting we trade one of our starting pitchers for a third baseman.

I hope not. I like Morel and it's one area I'd be comfortable going cheap. His glove will be an asset even if he has hitting woes.

MtGrnwdSoxFan
12-15-2010, 10:28 PM
We could get quite a haul for Danks, I think. But I don't want to give him up. He's gotten better each season.

Also, it's not like Morel didn't show any potential during his time there last season. I don't understand why people think 3B is such a black hole right now.

I think we can afford to have Morel in the lineup at the 9 spot and play some solid D at the hot corner.

sullythered
12-15-2010, 10:30 PM
FWIW: I thought I read somewhere that Wood was on CTL and said that he couldn't see himself going to the White Sox.

Kaplan might blow if he signs with the Sox.

Kaplan already blows.

ZombieRob
12-15-2010, 10:31 PM
I hope not. I like Morel and it's one area I'd be comfortable going cheap. His glove will be an asset even if he has hitting woes.

I agree. Didn't the Yankees have a 3rd basemen who was weak with the bat but stellar with the glove (Brosius?) in the early 90's?

MtGrnwdSoxFan
12-15-2010, 10:31 PM
Kaplan already blows.

Well played, sir.

Rockabilly
12-15-2010, 10:31 PM
If Wood is asking for 2/12M why not just spend a little bit more and go after Soriano

JermaineDye05
12-15-2010, 10:32 PM
Kaplan already blows.

:thumbsup::thumbsup:

Frater Perdurabo
12-15-2010, 10:36 PM
I hope not. I like Morel and it's one area I'd be comfortable going cheap. His glove will be an asset even if he has hitting woes.

I agree. He is great with the glove at a critical defensive position and his defense will help the pitching staff. The lineup should be sufficiently stout to carry his inexperienced bat in the nine-hole, especially given that they have good hitters at the other "defense-first" positions: a silver slugger SS, a solid #3 hitter in CF, and a good-hitting C.

Also, Morel seems to be a bit better about making contact than, for example, Brian Anderson was. I realize it's a small sample size, but if you extrapolate Morel's limited 2010 MLB action over a full 162-game season, he'd hit .231 with 23 homers, 23 doubles and 15 steals. I'd be very pleased with that kind of production coupled with great defense from a rookie 3B.

kittle42
12-15-2010, 10:38 PM
Whatever stereotypes you and some others post about Sox fans with "Cubsession" well Dave Kaplan is a Cubbie Clown with a Soxsession. I post my comments on a Sox board. Kaplan uses his 50,000 watt megaphone to regularly blast hateful bile about the Sox and Sox fans. Now the tool has a column in the deadwood Cubune and website.

Completely agree with you. Neither of you should have a TV show! :tongue:

Rockabilly
12-15-2010, 10:38 PM
If the Yanks are going after Jenks does that mean Wood might be close to signing a deal with the Sox

DirtySox
12-15-2010, 10:39 PM
If the Yanks are going after Jenks does that mean Wood might be close to signing a deal with the Sox

Not really. After missing out on Lee, reports had the Yankees throwing significant money at a few bullpen pieces. Wood was probably included.

kittle42
12-15-2010, 10:41 PM
If Wood signs with the Sox, Kaplan will be on TV talking about how Kerry Wood was one of his favorites and one of the greatest performers of all Cubdom, but that he is completely washed up at this point in his career.

If Wood signed with the Cubs, he'd be talking about how "Kid K" could be on the verge of getting back into his 20K game form.

PalehosePlanet
12-15-2010, 10:43 PM
I agree. He is great with the glove at a critical defensive position and his defense will help the pitching staff. The lineup should be sufficiently stout to carry his inexperienced bat in the nine-hole, especially given that they have good hitters at the other "defense-first" positions: a silver slugger SS, a solid #3 hitter in CF, and a good-hitting C.

Also, Morel seems to be a bit better about making contact than, for example, Brian Anderson was. I realize it's a small sample size, but if you extrapolate Morel's limited 2010 MLB action over a full 162-game season, he'd hit .231 with 23 homers, 23 doubles and 15 steals. I'd be very pleased with that kind of production coupled with great defense from a rookie 3B.

I agree. I'd expect a .250/15/60 type of year from him next year. I can live with about a .725 OPS if he's a vacuum at 3B.

Frontman
12-15-2010, 10:49 PM
God, I can't wait until Cowley leaves the Sox beat.

Don't you have to be good at your job in order to be a smug little prick about it? Cowley must have missed the memo.

Agreed. He's such a whiny little jerk.

PalehosePlanet
12-15-2010, 10:58 PM
Perhaps I read that Tweet incorrectly, but I think he's saying that he (Cowley) was wrong for saying the Tribune didn't mention the Wood-to-the-Sox rumor. I think he's acknowledging now that the Trib has mentioned the rumor (Kaplan and Mitchell did). He's not saying Wood isn't going to the Sox.

And now he's referring to himself in the third person? What a douche.

DirtySox
12-15-2010, 11:11 PM
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Talks with Kid K are back and forth - source said sounded good for a bit, but not so good now. KW is using Jedi mind tricks as we speak.
16 minutes ago (http://twitter.com/#%21/cst_sox/status/15253432143192064)

Blah blah blah, Cowley is sucks. *Contributes nothing*

Lip Man 1
12-15-2010, 11:23 PM
Van Dyke's Tribune story tonight specifically says "Wood has said he does not want to play on the South Side." Take it for what that's worth.

I wonder why he wouldn't?

Lip

DirtySox
12-15-2010, 11:25 PM
Van Dyke's Tribune story tonight specifically says "Wood has said he does not want to play on the South Side." Take it for what that's worth.

I wonder why he wouldn't?

Lip

Because he is spinning old news stories and outdated quotes. The fact that he's entertaining offers from the White Sox speaks volumes. Dude signed with a hopeless Cleveland team. I don't think he is averse to playing anywhere if the money is right.

doublem23
12-15-2010, 11:26 PM
Where the hell is all this god damn money coming from?

DumpJerry
12-15-2010, 11:30 PM
Where the hell is all this god damn money coming from?
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MtGrnwdSoxFan
12-15-2010, 11:31 PM
Where the hell is all this god damn money coming from?

Kenny realized he only had 50 cents in his pocket, and went to the ATM and took out 10 more dollars.

Lip Man 1
12-15-2010, 11:32 PM
Van Dyke said Sox payroll is now expected to be around 130 million.

That sound great to me!

Lip

ChicagoG19
12-15-2010, 11:33 PM
Dave Kaplan via his twitter said that a Kerry Wood deal with Cubs will be done this week. Take it for what it's worth.

doublem23
12-15-2010, 11:34 PM
Dave Kaplan via his twitter said that a Kerry Wood deal with Cubs will be done this week. Take it for what it's worth.

It's entirely possible he heard Kerry Wood was coming back to Chicago and, being Dave Kaplan, doesn't know there's a 2nd MLB team here.

gr8mexico
12-15-2010, 11:34 PM
Where the hell is all this god damn money coming from?
Who cares just enjoy it.
I Think everybody should know by now that this stupid budget crap doesn't really exists.
It's just KW playing with people so he can fly under the radar

dickallen15
12-15-2010, 11:36 PM
Van Dyke said Sox payroll is now expected to be around 130 million.

That sound great to me!

Lip
Should we be happy JR is spending all this money or mad that he apparently kept the purse strings closed for quite a while?

wsgdf
12-15-2010, 11:39 PM
Dave Kaplan via his twitter said that a Kerry Wood deal with Cubs will be done this week. Take it for what it's worth.

Yikes, you follow Kaplan?

:puking:

JermaineDye05
12-15-2010, 11:46 PM
Aww Shucks

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2010/12/cubs-close-to-finalizing-a-deal-with-kerry-wood.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Too good to be true.

soltrain21
12-15-2010, 11:48 PM
Aww Shucks

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2010/12/cubs-close-to-finalizing-a-deal-with-kerry-wood.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Too good to be true.

It's Dave Kaplan.

ChicagoG19
12-15-2010, 11:50 PM
Aww Shucks

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2010/12/cubs-close-to-finalizing-a-deal-with-kerry-wood.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Too good to be true.

MLB trade rumors picked up the tweet i mentioned earlier.

WhiteSox5187
12-15-2010, 11:51 PM
It's Dave Kaplan.

Exactly, the only story he breaks are where athletes eat their dinner.

Thome25
12-15-2010, 11:52 PM
Aww Shucks

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2010/12/cubs-close-to-finalizing-a-deal-with-kerry-wood.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Too good to be true.

Any "news" posted on MLB Trade Rumors isn't news at all. That guy simply recycles outlandish things other people post on the web.

JermaineDye05
12-15-2010, 11:52 PM
It's Dave Kaplan.

Just because he's a Cubs fan doesn't mean he's incapable of having inside information.

soltrain21
12-15-2010, 11:53 PM
Just because he's a Cubs fan doesn't mean he's incapable of having inside information.

He never has inside information and has never once broke a story.

Thome25
12-15-2010, 11:54 PM
Just because he's a Cubs fan doesn't mean he's incapable of having inside information.

No but, because he's Dave Kaplan, he's incapable of having original, valid, noteworthy inside information. :D:

ZombieRob
12-16-2010, 12:00 AM
csn just said Kaplan now says wood is close to signing with the Cubs. Good Lord

doublem23
12-16-2010, 12:01 AM
Guys... Its Dave Kaplan.

The only inside information Kaplan has is that everyone loves the Cubs and the Sox suck.

soltrain21
12-16-2010, 12:09 AM
http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/david-kaplan-chicago-sports/2010/12/cubs-moving-towards-to-signing-kerry-wood.html

First off, nice title. Second off - it sounds pretty speculative.

DrCrawdad
12-16-2010, 12:14 AM
Kaplan already blows.

http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/david-kaplan-chicago-sports/2010/12/cubs-moving-towards-to-signing-kerry-wood.html

First off, nice title. Second off - it sounds pretty speculative.

Guys... Its Dave Kaplan.

The only inside information Kaplan has is that everyone loves the Cubs and the Sox suck.

csn just said Kaplan now says wood is close to signing with the Cubs. Good Lord


I imagine Dave Kaplan having a John Boehner 60 Minutes moment this evening, crying, praying and begging for his man crush Kerry to sign with the Cubbies.

soltrain21
12-16-2010, 12:19 AM
I'm going back and reading his blog now. He is a horrible writer. My goodness.

soltrain21
12-16-2010, 12:33 AM
And if he signs with the Cubs? Have fun being a loser, you loser.

And I like how in Kaplan's article he says how they have a "formidable back of the bullpen." Who cares? They have no offense and no starting pitching. A good back of the bullpen means nothing.

southsideirish71
12-16-2010, 01:00 AM
And if he signs with the Cubs? Have fun being a loser, you loser.

And I like how in Kaplan's article he says how they have a "formidable back of the bullpen." Who cares? They have no offense and no starting pitching. A good back of the bullpen means nothing.

In Kaplans fantasy world, he thinks that this is the icing on the cake to a playoff team. He probably has mentally matched up their rotation against the Phillies of course giving the nod to his beloved cubbies. Its gonna happen, LMAO.

PalehosePlanet
12-16-2010, 01:01 AM
Van Dyke said Sox payroll is now expected to be around 130 million.

That sound great to me!

Lip

If this is true then why don't we just sign Soriano who, I'd imagine, will get only moderately more than Wood's 2/12 demand but is a hell of lot better.

I'll admit I'm very scared of Wood's DL stints, high BB ratio, and his failures as a closer in Cleveland. In fact, if bridges haven't been burned, I'd rather have Jenks back at 2/12 than Wood.

Lyle Mouton
12-16-2010, 01:04 AM
If this is true then why don't we just sign Soriano who, I'd imagine, will get only moderately more than Wood's 2/12 demand but is a hell of lot better.

I'll admit I'm very scared of Wood's DL stints, high BB ratio, and his failures as a closer in Cleveland. In fact, if bridges haven't been burned, I'd rather have Jenks back at 2/12 than Wood.
Woof.

PalehosePlanet
12-16-2010, 01:15 AM
Woof.

And this means?

Lyle Mouton
12-16-2010, 01:18 AM
And this means?
Jenks for 2/12. There are no words.

JermaineDye05
12-16-2010, 01:23 AM
Ken Rosenthal backs-up the Cubs rumor.

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/Chicago-Cubs-Kerry-Wood-free-agent-close-to-returning-to-Windy-City-121510

slavko
12-16-2010, 01:23 AM
Exactly, the only story he breaks are where athletes eat their dinner.

If you look at his columnette enough you think he owns a piece of Joe's Stone Crab. For sure he'll never have to pay for a meal there.

PalehosePlanet
12-16-2010, 01:27 AM
Jenks for 2/12. There are no words.

If it's between Wood for 2/12 to set up, or Bobby at 2/12 to close, I prefer the latter. Wood was terrific as a set-up man w/The Yankees for two months, but Look at his numbers as a closer w/Cleveland. Then look at Bobby's numbers during the same stretch as a closer. It's no contest, Bobby is a better closer than Wood.

I'd rather have Soriano than either, but if it comes down to Wood or Jenks to close games, I'll take Bobby.

MARTINMVP
12-16-2010, 01:34 AM
Speaking of Kaplan, Comcast SportsNet is giving him plenty of love by signing him to a new long-term deal, according to "Larz" on ChicagolandRadioandMedia.com. In addition to his Chicago Tribune show, he'll be the "Cubs Insider" reporter for the network and their website, and host Cubs pre and post game shows on the network. He will also have his own section on the network's website.

Looks like he'll have plenty of opportunities to break more stories.

http://chicagoradioandmedia.com/news/1259-david-kaplan-signs-long-tern-contract-extension-with-comcast-sportsnet-chicago

TheVulture
12-16-2010, 01:36 AM
If Wood is the Sox closer, he better hope he succeeds. I can only imagine how ugly it could get otherwise.

Lip Man 1
12-16-2010, 02:23 AM
Personally I don't get what the mainstream media see in Kaplan. He's doing a hell of a lot of work for a number of different outlets.

Was his radio show that good that when it ended he became a person in such demand?

I can't begrudge him though trying to make the most of it while he can.

Lip

soxinem1
12-16-2010, 07:15 AM
If it's between Wood for 2/12 to set up, or Bobby at 2/12 to close, I prefer the latter. Wood was terrific as a set-up man w/The Yankees for two months, but Look at his numbers as a closer w/Cleveland. Then look at Bobby's numbers during the same stretch as a closer. It's no contest, Bobby is a better closer than Wood.

I'd rather have Soriano than either, but if it comes down to Wood or Jenks to close games, I'll take Bobby.

Soriano has had many arm issues throughout his career and is not really what I would consider a sure thing in regards to staying healthy.

This is the longest stretch of his career without extended DL time.

dickallen15
12-16-2010, 08:14 AM
csn just said Kaplan now says wood is close to signing with the Cubs. Good Lord
It looks like Wood's people might have used Kaplan to get an extra year out of the Cubs.

russ99
12-16-2010, 08:28 AM
Are people really looking at Kerry Wood to close?

He's not a bad middle relief option, but lets not kid ourselves. I'd much rather take my chances with Thornton or Sale.

DrCrawdad
12-16-2010, 08:29 AM
Personally I don't get what the mainstream media see in Kaplan. He's doing a hell of a lot of work for a number of different outlets.

Was his radio show that good that when it ended he became a person in such demand?

I can't begrudge him though trying to make the most of it while he can.

Lip

Having Dave Kaplan host Sox pre and post game on Comcast was too much to bear. How in the world they thought it was cool to give Sox pre and post games to Kaplan is beyond me. It's unbelievable that he even has a job after the bitter, mean, crap he spews about the Sox (and mainly Sox fans).

veeter
12-16-2010, 08:34 AM
Ken Rosenthal backs-up the Cubs rumor.

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/Chicago-Cubs-Kerry-Wood-free-agent-close-to-returning-to-Windy-City-121510Thank goodness Rosenthal reminded us the cubs were the team that gave Wood his professional start. He's been gone so long I almost forgot.

g0g0
12-16-2010, 08:34 AM
I'm glad he's not looking to sign with the Yankees, but man I wish Henry would put an offer out there.

veeter
12-16-2010, 08:36 AM
It looks like Wood's people might have used Kaplan to get an extra year out of the Cubs.Probably did, the way they do business. Wood going back to the cubs is so cubbie. Distract the fans from the reality of their crappy team. Standing o's all year long.

fram40
12-16-2010, 10:22 AM
Should we be happy JR is spending all this money or mad that he apparently kept the purse strings closed for quite a while?

we're Sox fans - we should be mad!

TheOldRoman
12-16-2010, 10:56 AM
I really hate Cowley. Take the high road you little bitch. If the other guys' source is wrong, just say it. No need to be a dick, considering how many times he's been wrong this offseason.

As far as him being right on Crain...well, even a blind squirrel gets a nut.Well, considering that is literally the first thing Cowley got right this offseason, I think we should praise him.

VMSNS
12-16-2010, 11:56 AM
And if he signs with the Cubs? Have fun being a loser, you loser.

And I like how in Kaplan's article he says how they have a "formidable back of the bullpen." Who cares? They have no offense and no starting pitching. A good back of the bullpen means nothing.

John Paul Morosi was on WSCR this morning, and he couldn't stop talking about how awesome the back end of the Cubs bullpen will be if they sign Wood. Yeah okay, a lot of good that will do you when your team can't pitch or score runs.

I also found it funny how the Sox are looking to be one of the best teams in the AL, and yet Mully and Hanley only asked him one question about the Sox (obligatory comments about Jesse Crain). The Cubs will probably be a third place team (at best) this season, and yet the whole interview was pretty much all about the Cubs. :puking:

Lip Man 1
12-16-2010, 11:57 AM
Crawdad:

Martin says Kaplan is doing the Cubs pre and post, not the Sox.

Lip

khan
12-16-2010, 12:59 PM
Where the hell is all this god damn money coming from?

Who cares just enjoy it.
I Think everybody should know by now that this stupid budget crap doesn't really exists.
It's just KW playing with people so he can fly under the radar

Van Dyke said Sox payroll is now expected to be around 130 million.

That sound great to me!

Lip

Should we be happy JR is spending all this money or mad that he apparently kept the purse strings closed for quite a while?

I'm actually starting to worry about The Chairman's health. The spending this offseason, while welcome, is so far afield from his M.O. that I wonder if he's trying to buy a championship before he passes.

I hope he's doing OK.

DrCrawdad
12-16-2010, 02:46 PM
Crawdad:

Martin says Kaplan is doing the Cubs pre and post, not the Sox.

Lip

I was referring to when Kaplan has in the past hosted Sox pre & post game shows. It was awful. May that NEVER happen again!

samurai_sox
12-16-2010, 02:48 PM
I'm actually starting to worry about The Chairman's health. The spending this offseason, while welcome, is so far afield from his M.O. that I wonder if he's trying to buy a championship before he passes.

I hope he's doing OK.

:facepalm:

DonnieDarko
12-16-2010, 03:27 PM
I was referring to when Kaplan has in the past hosted Sox pre & post game shows. It was awful. May that NEVER happen again!

How bad was it? Any examples? I've never seen them so I can't comment on that. I was just wondering on that myself is all...

guillensdisciple
12-16-2010, 04:10 PM
since the Sox are doing this whole open salary thing this year, I think we should just got for the ultimate haul and sign Beltre. If you're going this hard in the off season, you might as well finish it with a bang.

EDIT: Also, whatever happened to Brandon Webb? The guy was a cy young candidate two years ago and has fallen off the map completely. I know he's a free agent, but giving a guy like that a shot might bode well for us, even though I read that his fast ball is in the mid- 80's currently

RedHeadPaleHoser
12-16-2010, 05:06 PM
Just got a text message from the Score reporting Wood has re-signed with the Cubs.

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2010/12/16/kerry-wood-signs-one-year-deal-with-cubs/

Dave Kaplan will bash all things Sox and praise all things Hendry on CTL tonight.

jcw218
12-16-2010, 05:10 PM
since the Sox are doing this whole open salary thing this year, I think we should just got for the ultimate haul and sign Beltre. If you're going this hard in the off season, you might as well finish it with a bang.

EDIT: Also, whatever happened to Brandon Webb? The guy was a cy young candidate two years ago and has fallen off the map completely. I know he's a free agent, but giving a guy like that a shot might bode well for us, even though I read that his fast ball is in the mid- 80's currently

I know that he was recovering from an injury that happened in the 2nd half of the 2009 season. I do not know the nature of the injury or if it required surgery.

Rockabilly
12-16-2010, 05:14 PM
A good deal for the Flubs. Wood signs 1yr deal/ 1.5M

soltrain21
12-16-2010, 05:25 PM
A good deal for the Flubs. Wood signs 1yr deal/ 1.5M


Have fun being traded in July, Wood.

Saufley
12-16-2010, 05:25 PM
Wood signs one year deal with the Cubs for $1.5 mil, as per the score and rotoworld. Thought he was looking for more than that.

KMcMahon817
12-16-2010, 05:27 PM
Wood signs one year deal with the Cubs for $1.5 mil, as per the score and rotoworld. Thought he was looking for more than that.

Wow. A good deal, indeed. Supposedly he turned down a one year $3.5 million deal from our SOX.

veeter
12-16-2010, 05:32 PM
If Kerry Wood actually took way less money to pitch for the cubs, he's pretty dumb.

VMSNS
12-16-2010, 05:32 PM
How bad was it? Any examples? I've never seen them so I can't comment on that. I was just wondering on that myself is all...

I once watched Kaplan host a White Sox rain delay when the Sox were at Baltimore two seasons ago, and the only two things her talked about were...

1) How awesome the Cubs parade will be when they win the world series, and how it will be even bigger than the one the Bears when they won the Super Bowl

and

2) How the Cubs were the most popular team in Chicago, even more than the Bears. He also asserted that on the ladder of popularity for Chicago sports (Bears, Sox, Cubs, Bulls, Blackhawks), that the Sox were by far the least popular.

Kaplan is a grade-A certified moron. To think that the stupidity that man possess actually exists is absolutley frightening to me.

...anyway, about Kerry Wood: Talk about taking a HUGE hometown discount. 1yr/$1.5? I thought he was looking for 2yr/$12?

Rockabilly
12-16-2010, 05:34 PM
If Kerry Wood actually took way less money to pitch for the cubs, he's pretty dumb.

Sox offer him 1yr/3.5M

VMSNS
12-16-2010, 05:42 PM
Sox offer him 1yr/3.5M

:rolling:

I know I sound like a homer, but this is an absolutley moronic decision by Wood. He's turning down $2 million to go play for a 3rd place team. Man, he must REALLY hate the White Sox.

JermaineDye05
12-16-2010, 05:42 PM
If Kerry Wood actually took way less money to pitch for the cubs, he's pretty dumb.

Not really. He clearly likes the organization. It's where he wants to be.

asindc
12-16-2010, 05:46 PM
I once watched Kaplan host a White Sox rain delay when the Sox were at Baltimore two seasons ago, and the only two things her talked about were...

1) How awesome the Cubs parade will be when they win the world series, and how it will be even bigger than the one the Bears when they won the Super Bowl

and

2) How the Cubs were the most popular team in Chicago, even more than the Bears. He also asserted that on the ladder of popularity for Chicago sports (Bears, Sox, Cubs, Bulls, Blackhawks), that the Sox were by far the least popular.

Kaplan is a grade-A certified moron. To think that the stupidity that man possess actually exists is absolutley frightening to me.

...anyway, about Kerry Wood: Talk about taking a HUGE hometown discount. 1yr/$1.5? I thought he was looking for 2yr/$12?

That's not just moronic, that is inexcusably rude.

If Wood took less than half the money the Sox offered to play for the Cubs, so be it. I guess he thinks he will be their closer.

kittle42
12-16-2010, 05:47 PM
Not really. He clearly likes the organization. It's where he wants to be.

Exactly. If a player had done this for the Sox, regardless of our capacity to contend in 2011, posters would be singing that player's praises.

soltrain21
12-16-2010, 05:47 PM
Not really. He clearly likes the organization. It's where he wants to be.

Obviously the White Sox need to upgrade the towels they use for injury drills.

WhiteSox5187
12-16-2010, 05:47 PM
Sox offer him 1yr/3.5M

Wow, well, I guess he really wants to be with the Cubs so more power to him. I hope he enjoys being a set up man on a team battling Pittsburgh for last place all year.

mjmcend
12-16-2010, 05:57 PM
Exactly. If a player had done this for the Sox, regardless of our capacity to contend in 2011, posters would be singing that player's praises.

Yeah, and many here were praising Cliff Lee for taking less money and years to go to the Phillies and not the Red Sox or Yankees.

Taliesinrk
12-16-2010, 06:36 PM
Yeah, and many here were praising Cliff Lee for taking less money and years to go to the Phillies and not the Red Sox or Yankees.

apples and oranges... give me a break.

PalehosePlanet
12-16-2010, 06:49 PM
Wow. A good deal, indeed. Supposedly he turned down a one year $3.5 million deal from our SOX.

My guess is he probably feels guilty for stealing over 23 million from them from '05 to '07 while only pitching 109 innings combined. This might be his way of making it up to them.

doublem23
12-16-2010, 07:08 PM
Not really. He clearly likes the organization. It's where he wants to be.

Pressure-free pitching

SoxNation05
12-16-2010, 07:13 PM
Wow, not gonna lie, I'd love to have him at 1/1.5.

ChicagoG19
12-16-2010, 07:28 PM
Yeah, and many here were praising Cliff Lee for taking less money and years to go to the Phillies and not the Red Sox or Yankees.

The Phillies are good, the Cubs are not.

Frater Perdurabo
12-16-2010, 07:37 PM
Pressure-free pitching

And he knows he's got a good shot to lead the NL in simulated appearances.

NLaloosh
12-16-2010, 07:48 PM
My guess is he probably feels guilty for stealing over 23 million from them from '05 to '07 while only pitching 109 innings combined. This might be his way of making it up to them.

I think you are right about this.

mjmcend
12-16-2010, 08:06 PM
apples and oranges... give me a break.

Why? He went to a situation where he feels most comfortable, just like Lee. Hate Wood if you must. I don't care, but he made his decision on more than cash.

Brian26
12-16-2010, 08:09 PM
Not really. He clearly likes the organization. It's where he wants to be.

Don't get me wrong. I totally respect that....the idea of playing where you want to play. But, have some dignity, Wood. He just took the lowest of the lowball offers, both with years and money. He's worth twice that amount, minimum, in this overly-inflated market.

DrCrawdad
12-16-2010, 08:11 PM
How bad was it? Any examples? I've never seen them so I can't comment on that. I was just wondering on that myself is all...

About two years ago I listened to WGN Sports Central on a drive to Indianapolis. Kaplan called Sox fans rednecks and ridiculed Sox fans as toothless drunken goofs. It was such that my usually mild mannered wife demanded that I turn the radio off and she was miffed at his demeaning slurs.

So that of course colors whenever I see, hear or read something from that tool, Dave Kaplan. And when he was doing Sox pre and post games I didn't watch much. What I do remember though was how he turned everything to references to the Cubbies.

Brian26
12-16-2010, 08:16 PM
Yeah, and many here were praising Cliff Lee for taking less money and years to go to the Phillies and not the Red Sox or Yankees.

You can't be serious.

There's a HUGE difference between Cliff Lee taking perhaps the 2nd or 3rd (or maybe even 4th) best offer to go pitch in a place he's comfortable and still make $140 million over six or seven years. There's some dignity in that. It proves that not all players have to take the best offer like money grubbing whores.

What Wood apparently did was take one of the worst offers. Dignity is out the window here. It looks like an unwise, perhaps even foolish, business decision.

rdwj
12-16-2010, 08:20 PM
I don't want any part of Wood - he's got a bad track record and the SECOND things start to go bad for him, our fans would be ALL over him. No thanks - there are surely better options.

CWSpalehoseCWS
12-16-2010, 08:27 PM
The Cubs really low-balled Wood. I can't believe he accepted that offer. I'm not gonna lie, I'm happy we didn't get him, because I've never been a fan of him, but I can't believe he took an offer that low.

DrCrawdad
12-16-2010, 08:44 PM
I think Wood's "never play for the Sox" stuff is pure chum for Cubbie Clowns. This is the same guy who signed a deal to play for the Indians.

Wood knows Cubbie Clowns and he's completely playing to the Cubbie Clown crowd. He knows that they'll wet themselves in the joy that Wood turned down more money from the Sox for the joy of Cubdumb.

Whatever Wood "lost" by turning down the Sox offer will no doubt be made up for with deals with WGN Radio to be a regular commentator and endorsements, etc.

Expect that in Wood's interviews from now till god knows when he'll have Kaplan, LeVineLine, Grobber and the rest of the Cubbie Crew getting all giddy with questions about his spurning the Sox for the Cubbies. Think Chris Farley interviewing Paul McCartney but mixed in envy, hatred and bile towards the Sox.

There was another player who turned down more money from the Sox for the joy of playing with the Cubbies.

http://images.wikia.com/openserving/sports/images/c/c6/Player_profile_Kosuke_Fukudome.jpg
How'd that work out for ya?

soltrain21
12-16-2010, 08:47 PM
I think Wood's "never play for the Sox" stuff is pure chum for Cubbie Clowns. This is the same guy who signed a deal to play for the Indians.



Does not compute.

DrCrawdad
12-16-2010, 08:55 PM
Does not compute.

Wood supposedly made this statement to Kaplan/Mitchell after playing for the Yankees and having signed for the feckless Indians. Wood's so loyal to the Cubbies that he fled the Cubbies for the Indians.

Wood's statement was made purely to appeal to Cubbie Clowns. He knows his audience. While many of them and some here claim that Cubbie Clowns don't care about the Sox, never pay attention to them, blah, blah, blah, he knows that they'll lap that stuff up. It will cement Wood into their hearts and for the rest of his life reap the financial rewards.

That said, I wish Kerry Wood well. He can have a great year, good for him. Just so long as Wood gets torched when he appears against the Sox.

A. Cavatica
12-16-2010, 08:58 PM
I guess he'll be wearing a Cubs cap at his simulated HoF induction.

TommyJohn
12-16-2010, 09:54 PM
It is my sincere hope that my fellow WSIers start to treat Kaplan the way they treated Mariotti-that is, ignore the fool. He hates the Sox, great. You think he wouldn't LOVE knowing that he gets under our skins? I'm sure he laps it up the same way that other professional idiots do. We're only feeding his ego by writing about him and paying attention to him. That whole "Perfect Game vs. 20 K Game" was nothing more than picking a fight-and I'm sure it tickled him giddy that he managed to draw attention from Mark Buehrle. Let's start doing the sensible thing and ignore the idiot. Doing anything else would be "feeding the troll."

slavko
12-16-2010, 10:05 PM
There was another player who turned down more money from the Sox for the joy of playing with the Cubbies.

http://images.wikia.com/openserving/sports/images/c/c6/Player_profile_Kosuke_Fukudome.jpg
How'd that work out for ya?

Grobber won't get giddy. I know how that one worked out for us. Thanks, Fuku. Wood's secret reason for signing may be that he has another toilet seat to sell. (remember?)

98navigator
12-16-2010, 10:06 PM
Wood's so loyal to the Cubbies that he fled the Cubbies for the Indians.

This is not true. He never received an offer from the Cubs in 2008. In response to fan backlash, Hendry said he wished Wood well but could not afford the 10M/year he wanted. Wood responded, through the media, that he would have resigned with the Cubs for far less than the Indians ultimately paid him (2 yrs & 20M).

The Suntimes reports tonight much of the same; The Cubs are/were surprised he signed because there were more lucrative multi-year offers on the table. If his decision was motivated at all by money he would have taken 3.5M from the Sox. Obviously, he loves that team and wants to play there.

DonnieDarko
12-16-2010, 10:09 PM
About two years ago I listened to WGN Sports Central on a drive to Indianapolis. Kaplan called Sox fans rednecks and ridiculed Sox fans as toothless drunken goofs. It was such that my usually mild mannered wife demanded that I turn the radio off and she was miffed at his demeaning slurs.

So that of course colors whenever I see, hear or read something from that tool, Dave Kaplan. And when he was doing Sox pre and post games I didn't watch much. What I do remember though was how he turned everything to references to the Cubbies.

Wow. I didn't know that.

What a ****ing tool. :?:

Woofer
12-16-2010, 10:14 PM
I think that all of us here need to be reminded how Kerry Wood once struck out 20 Houston Astros in a game.

chunk
12-16-2010, 10:25 PM
You can't be serious.

There's a HUGE difference between Cliff Lee taking perhaps the 2nd or 3rd (or maybe even 4th) best offer to go pitch in a place he's comfortable and still make $140 million over six or seven years. There's some dignity in that. It proves that not all players have to take the best offer like money grubbing whores.

What Wood apparently did was take one of the worst offers. Dignity is out the window here. It looks like an unwise, perhaps even foolish, business decision.

Lee took the deal that had the highest AAV.

By some accounts, Wood felt terrible about collecting large amounts of money from the Cubs while spending so much time on the DL. So it's possible that he took the low contract as a way to make up for that.

DrCrawdad
12-16-2010, 10:27 PM
It is my sincere hope that my fellow WSIers start to treat Kaplan the way they treated Mariotti-that is, ignore the fool. He hates the Sox, great. You think he wouldn't LOVE knowing that he gets under our skins? I'm sure he laps it up the same way that other professional idiots do. We're only feeding his ego by writing about him and paying attention to him. That whole "Perfect Game vs. 20 K Game" was nothing more than picking a fight-and I'm sure it tickled him giddy that he managed to draw attention from Mark Buehrle. Let's start doing the sensible thing and ignore the idiot. Doing anything else would be "feeding the troll."

I do work to avoid Kaplan. As I said, when he was on the Sox pre and post game, I clicked away. And I don't know when I've watched Kaplan on his regular gig with Comcast SportsNet, if he's still even on there.

I agree with your remarks though. Kraplan is a :dtroll:.

Wow. I didn't know that.

What a ****ing tool. :?:

Indeed!

WhiteSox5187
12-16-2010, 11:08 PM
I've met Kerry Wood a few times and he is an incredibly nice guy and I honestly wish him all the best and I hope he does as well as a middle reliever can do on a team that might lose 90 games. What upsets me the most about this is that Dave Kaplan broke the story.

LongLiveFisk
12-16-2010, 11:39 PM
I guess he'll be wearing a Cubs cap at his simulated HoF induction.

And also at the annual Attendance Trophy parade following the season.

Red Barchetta
12-16-2010, 11:50 PM
I've met Kerry Wood a few times and he is an incredibly nice guy and I honestly wish him all the best and I hope he does as well as a middle reliever can do on a team that might lose 90 games. What upsets me the most about this is that Dave Kaplan broke the story.

I agree. As posted earlier, I think a big part of his decision was based on him getting paid so much by the Cubs earlier in his career for sitting on the DL. I don't think he hates the SOX, he just hates the idea of turning down the Cubs.

I watched the game when he burst onto the scene striking out 20 Astros with a 1-hit shutout and thought it was pretty amazing. Even after his injuries, he always was up front with the media and did not shy away from the tough questions. Plus, rumor is he was the player who took a bat to Sosa's clubhouse boom box after Sosa decided to quit one game early.

That's a plus in my book! :cool:

JermaineDye05
12-17-2010, 12:47 AM
Don't get me wrong. I totally respect that....the idea of playing where you want to play. But, have some dignity, Wood. He just took the lowest of the lowball offers, both with years and money. He's worth twice that amount, minimum, in this overly-inflated market.

Pressure-free pitching

It's a 1 year deal, and as doublem23 stated, it's pressure free pitching. He could be banking on having a really stellar year with the Cubs so he can get a big pay raise in 2011 when the relief corps might be more depleted. Right now, he wasn't the top reliever on the market. I have no idea what the market will be like next year, but it could be something he was considering.

g0g0
12-17-2010, 09:22 AM
Not really. He clearly likes the organization. It's where he wants to be.

+1 He has a house in Chicago and wants to raise his family there. The man played 10 years on the North Side so it's an easy decision.

Exactly. If a player had done this for the Sox, regardless of our capacity to contend in 2011, posters would be singing that player's praises.

+1

Don't get me wrong. I totally respect that....the idea of playing where you want to play. But, have some dignity, Wood. He just took the lowest of the lowball offers, both with years and money. He's worth twice that amount, minimum, in this overly-inflated market.

I know I'll get a lot of flack saying this, but the Cubs seem to be looking to actually improve for next year. There are talks about moving some of the dead weight contracts like Big Z's. So Woods might have taken less to give the Cubs more flexibility in signing other FAs. Plus as a reliever he has it made job-wise!

jdm2662
12-17-2010, 09:54 AM
I've met Kerry Wood a few times and he is an incredibly nice guy and I honestly wish him all the best and I hope he does as well as a middle reliever can do on a team that might lose 90 games. What upsets me the most about this is that Dave Kaplan broke the story.

I have no problem with Wood, either, and while I never met him, he always seemed like a likeable guy. So, he signed for peanuts to play for the team he wanted to play for. So what?

As for David Kaplan, I never even heard of the guy until he started hosting CTL. I've done my part of not watching the show. It was a fantastic show when Jiggets hosted it. It doesn't take much to ruin something.

bluedemon45
12-17-2010, 10:37 AM
I noticed Kaplans facebook status about Kerry Wood signing with the Cubs.....

"Give Wood credit. For once when a player said it wasn't about the money, it wasn't. He's the balls."




In all honesty....I can't help but laugh out loud every time I read "He's the balls"

Steelrod
12-17-2010, 10:45 AM
Sounds like collusion to me!

asindc
12-17-2010, 10:57 AM
I noticed Kaplans facebook status about Kerry Wood signing with the Cubs.....

"Give Wood credit. For once when a player said it wasn't about the money, it wasn't. He's the balls."




In all honesty....I can't help but laugh out loud every time I read "He's the balls"

For once, huh? Guess he missed the big news about Cliff Lee, or the Pauly signing back in 2005. If he is going to be a cheerleader, he should stop pretending to be a journalist of any kind.

MtGrnwdSoxFan
12-17-2010, 11:07 AM
For once, huh? Guess he missed the big news about Cliff Lee, or the Pauly signing back in 2005. If he is going to be a cheerleader, he should stop pretending to be a journalist of any kind.

...or even Paulie's signing this year. 3 years for 38 million...he turned down bigger offers to come back here.

Kaplan is a sorry excuse for a journalist who is quickly approaching Mariotti-like levels in his bile and vitriol for anything Sox related. Hate the Sox privately if you must, but when you're a professional journalist, you are not allowed to show bias of any kind...that's the first lesson they teach you in Journalism 101. I guess Kaplan skipped that particular class to go to Wrigley and sit with all the other Chad and Trixies who only go there because "it's cool."

FarmerAndy
12-17-2010, 11:20 AM
I'm still kind of shocked at the money. Wood is worth so much more than that, especially the way the RP market is shaping up this year. Good for him that he's going where he wants to go, but man is that a generous discount.

Either way, Kerry Wood has always been a class-act. I wish him well.

spongyfungy
12-17-2010, 11:23 AM
anyone have the quote from a week ago with Kerry how he was open to signing with the Cubs but when asked about the white sox, he basically said no chance?

I'd be more pissed if I were a yankees fan though. how do you turn down 2 year 12 million for a 1 year 1.25 mil?

TheOldRoman
12-17-2010, 11:50 AM
anyone have the quote from a week ago with Kerry how he was open to signing with the Cubs but when asked about the white sox, he basically said no chance?

I'd be more pissed if I were a yankees fan though. how do you turn down 2 year 12 million for a 1 year 1.25 mil?The report was that he was looking for that contract, not that the Yankees offered it to him.

MarySwiss
12-17-2010, 03:05 PM
One thing I think we can all agree on is that "Kap" as a nickname for this guy is absurd. "Kap" sounds like a nickname for a really fun guy; one that you'd like to hang out with, have a beer with. The only way I'd have a beer with Kaplan is if I had already had wayyy too many, and even then, I'd probably pour one over his head.

BTW, I can think of a lot of better nicknames for good 'ol "Kap" but I don't want to get banned.

RedHeadPaleHoser
12-17-2010, 04:18 PM
One thing I think we can all agree on is that "Kap" as a nickname for this guy is absurd. "Kap" sounds like a nickname for a really fun guy; one that you'd like to hang out with, have a beer with. The only way I'd have a beer with Kaplan is if I had already had wayyy too many, and even then, I'd probably pour one over his head.

BTW, I can think of a lot of better nicknames for good 'ol "Kap" but I don't want to get banned.

****tard****headmother****er was taken by Joe Cowley.

spongyfungy
12-17-2010, 07:04 PM
well watching Kerry Wood talking to kaplan on CTL.

Kerry said he was offered a good contract by Kenny, said it was a "good offer" Kenny and some of the other white sox front office spoke with Kerry quite a bit with them. but after mulling it over "at the end of the day I didn't know if it was the fit I was looking for, the fit I needed. " I could have stayed at my home in Chicago but I kind of liked having a day job" :puking:

I never really minded Kaplan until today. Now they are talking about who was more important to the city of chicago Wood or Jenks. of course Kaplan says it's no question that it's Wood while Rogers and Schuster says Bobby Jenks

:puking::puking::puking:

bluedemon45
12-17-2010, 07:11 PM
I continued to watch and then he brings up how the Bobby Jenks left town...and talked about who had a bigger impact on the town during there time here.. Kerry Wood or Bobby Jenks?

He called Bobby Jenks a comet in the sky and thought Kerry Wood has a bigger impact on the town. He couldn't understand how David Schuester and Phil Rogers thought Jenks had a bigger impact on the town over Kerry Wood. Its was pretty funny seeing the look on his face.

JermaineDye05
12-17-2010, 07:36 PM
I continued to watch and then he brings up how the Bobby Jenks left town...and talked about who had a bigger impact on the town during there time here.. Kerry Wood or Bobby Jenks?

He called Bobby Jenks a comet in the sky and thought Kerry Wood has a bigger impact on the town. He couldn't understand how David Schuester and Phil Rogers thought Jenks had a bigger impact on the town over Kerry Wood. Its was pretty funny seeing the look on his face.

He really loves holding onto that 20 k game, doesn't he? As bad as Bobby's exit was, he still clinched the first world series this city had seen in 88 years.

soltrain21
12-17-2010, 07:44 PM
I continued to watch and then he brings up how the Bobby Jenks left town...and talked about who had a bigger impact on the town during there time here.. Kerry Wood or Bobby Jenks?

He called Bobby Jenks a comet in the sky and thought Kerry Wood has a bigger impact on the town. He couldn't understand how David Schuester and Phil Rogers thought Jenks had a bigger impact on the town over Kerry Wood. Its was pretty funny seeing the look on his face.

What the hell does comet in the sky even mean? If anything, that would be Kerry Wood. You know, since he did one thing of significance in one game.

Bobby was the closer for the first Chicago baseball team to win a World Series in 88 years.

****ing incredible.

TommyJohn
12-17-2010, 09:49 PM
I continued to watch and then he brings up how the Bobby Jenks left town...and talked about who had a bigger impact on the town during there time here.. Kerry Wood or Bobby Jenks?

He called Bobby Jenks a comet in the sky and thought Kerry Wood has a bigger impact on the town. He couldn't understand how David Schuester and Phil Rogers thought Jenks had a bigger impact on the town over Kerry Wood. Its was pretty funny seeing the look on his face.

He really loves holding onto that 20 k game, doesn't he? As bad as Bobby's exit was, he still clinched the first world series this city had seen in 88 years.All the more reason to ignore Kaplan and treat him like the idiot dip**** that he is!!!

MarySwiss
12-18-2010, 12:03 AM
I continued to watch and then he brings up how the Bobby Jenks left town...and talked about who had a bigger impact on the town during there time here.. Kerry Wood or Bobby Jenks?

He called Bobby Jenks a comet in the sky and thought Kerry Wood has a bigger impact on the town. He couldn't understand how David Schuester and Phil Rogers thought Jenks had a bigger impact on the town over Kerry Wood. Its was pretty funny seeing the look on his face.

He really loves holding onto that 20 k game, doesn't he? As bad as Bobby's exit was, he still clinched the first world series this city had seen in 88 years.

What the hell does comet in the sky even mean? If anything, that would be Kerry Wood. You know, since he did one thing of significance in one game.

Bobby was the closer for the first Chicago baseball team to win a World Series in 88 years.

****ing incredible.

All the more reason to ignore Kaplan and treat him like the idiot dip**** that he is!!!

As someone--was it you, TommyJohn?--pointed out, this assswipe is out-Mariotti-ing (sp?) Mariotti. He is a clueless loser. I would love it if any future posts featuring this jerk would be treated the same way as the ones that referenced Jay the Joke.

TommyJohn
12-18-2010, 08:43 AM
As someone--was it you, TommyJohn?--pointed out, this assswipe is out-Mariotti-ing (sp?) Mariotti. He is a clueless loser. I would love it if any future posts featuring this jerk would be treated the same way as the ones that referenced Jay the Joke.


That was indeed me. Anyone who still holds onto the 20 K game and favors it over a perfect game or the first World Series clinching game in 88 years is doing it because A) He's a bonehead and B) He KNOWS that it antagonizes a great number of people, which he obviously loves doing. And many of us are giving him the satisfaction of letting him get under our skins. We need to STOP paying attention, period.