Wood Back to Kerry the Cubs
$2M based on games: $0.3M for 40 g, $0.35M for 45 g, $0.4M for 50 g, $0.45M for 55 g, $0.5M for 60 g $2M based on games finished: $0.2M for 25 GF, $0.25M for 30 GF, $0.3M for 35 GF, $0.35M for 40 GF, $0.4M for 45 GF, $0.5M for 50 GF $0.75M based on days on active roster: $0.25M each for 90, 120 & 150 days on active rosterso expect something similar. UPDATE: The official press release... Our faithful readers are telling us that ESPN 1000 and Bruce Levine are reporting that Kerry Wood will resign with the Cubs on what sounds like an uber-cheap one year, four million dollar deal. I imagine there will be plenty of incentive clauses in there. I'm sure details will leak out soon enough but Hendry keeps his record in tact for keeping ballplayers that he wants to keep and the Cubs get another bullpen power arm with huge upside. Chances are that Wood, Marmol and Howry will compete for the closer duties this spring.
crunch 9 hours 18 min ago (view)
not sure, but i think it's around 130-135m right now even with bryant/baez/contreras still on board...including the 3m to set darvish free and other random $$ expenses on the roster.
tack on another 3-4m for happ when that gets settled....plus other odds/ends that have a chance to make the roster (s.miller, a.morgan, j.holder, etc) and other pre-arbitration guys...
cubs still need someone to back up contreras (if he sticks around, which i wouldn't be surprised to see him stick around)...not sure if taylor gushue is gonna be that guy and m.amaya is too young.
George Altman 10 hours 7 min ago (view)
Seriously, what's the 2021 payroll number? Currently at approximately $165M and after they trade Bryant, Baez, & Contreras - $130M. Is that it, $135-140M.
crunch 10 hours 11 min ago (view)
Q to the angels...supposedly 1/8m
crunch 19 hours 7 min ago (view)
pete ricketts (the governor of Nebraska ricketts) is a key part of an anti-gambling Nebraska group called "Gambling With The Good Life" that actively lobbied their open legislature...including a speech by pete...to keep gambling illegal in Nebraska.
he last spoke for the group to the state government in-session 3 months ago.
...it's also worth mentioning all of this is separate from the Draft Kings/Wrigley Field deal that flew under the radar toward the end of the season that will put a sportsbook directly in wrigley field, itself.
Charlie 19 hours 42 min ago (view)
Of all the things, why does this most make me want to punch
Cubster 1 day 1 hour ago (view)
I thought the Cubs had lost a rising star in Porter, seems the just got lucky with him leaving the organization.
crunch 1 day 8 hours ago (view)
jared porter...damn dude...mets gm, ex cubs director of scouting...
crunch 1 day 12 hours ago (view)
cubs freeing up that chatwood + lester loot sure did help...wait...sigh.
Cubster 1 day 12 hours ago (view)
Plus Chatwood signing w Bluejays is done.
crunch 1 day 14 hours ago (view)
...and done. 1 year deal with a mutual option.
Cubster 1 day 14 hours ago (view)
Dolorous in discussions with the Washington Schwarbs.
crunch 1 day 14 hours ago (view)
that's where i'd put my money. he gave up an alarming amount of HR last season, giving pause. still, he's shown he's better than a 5 slot guy...
Cubster 1 day 15 hours ago (view)
God knows, the pitching staff needs more Garlick but the offense needs to ward off those strikeout demons.
Dolorous Jon Lester 1 day 15 hours ago (view)
Has to be Paddack
crunch 1 day 15 hours ago (view)
SD picks up joe musgrove from PIT...
they have Snell/Darvish/Musgrove/Lamet and a nice race for the 5th slot. wow.
tim815 1 day 20 hours ago (view)
None are official. The Cubs haven't officially turned in paperwork on anyone.