Sunday, November 12, 2006

Like Bad Penny, SP Kerry Wood Returns to Cubs

More than just a few fans had hoped Cubs SP Kerry Wood would be gone after he filed for free agency, but no such luck. Even at the bargain-basement price of $1.75 million, many feel the Cubs are still paying too much for the oft-injured Wood, whose ERA topped 5.00 and was limited to just five appearances last year. Chicago GM Jim Hendry says not to worry, though. Next year, he's sure to coaxe him into six appearances.