Some rumors just won't stay dead
Although Jim Hendry left the GM meetings without Peavy, there are still rumors that the deal might still happen ... thus prompting this photoshop:
Of course, I should have added a Cubs cap to his head.
As this off season progresses, despite the two years of winning we've seen from the Cubs, I get more and more of a feeling that Hendry will go to Arizona in March as a sad participant. He's not going to get anybody he wanted. No Peavy, no Marquis deal, and no Milton Bradley.
Why "no Miltion Bradley", you ask? As much as the Cubs may be targeting him, I can't help but wonder if he's heard the rumors we've heard - Cub fans are racists, underperforming black outfielders get called very nasty names at Wrigley, etc. - and if he has, then why would he sign with Chicago? And even if he does sign with the Cubs, how long before he tries to climb the bleacher walls to fight somebody?
Lastly, Kerry Wood signed a 2 year deal with the Indians today that will pay him at least 20 million. Not bad for Woody. I remain sad to have seen him go, but I'm wondering when Cleveland comes to Toronto next summer. Maybe I'll try to see him pitch.