Given the way he finished the season, my guess is a lot of baseball teams will be interested in Kerry Wood this winter. One of them, might be the team is most associated with.
ESPNChicago has reported that the Cubs would be interested in bringing Wood back if they can fit him into their payroll (that does seem to be the trick, doesn’t it). Today, the Chicago Sun Times quoted Cubs general manager Jim Hendry saying he still has a strong relationship with the team’s former phenom.
“Everyone knows I have a wonderful relationship with Kerry, and that will be a life-lasting one,” Hendry said. “But to get into specifics now … would be foolish.”
One other name mentioned in that Sun Times article: None other than Nick Johnson, who could be a cheap option at first base if the Cubs medical team decides he’ll be healthy enough to play.