Kerry Wood and Cubs Parting Ways: The Cubs all but said goodbye to their closer Thursday, announcing they wouldn't give him a multiyear contract and wishing him well in his free agency endeavors. He's about to become a much richer man.
This is bittersweet if you're a Cub fan and have followed Wood's career for 14 years (when he's been active during that span). It appears at first glance that both sides are being professional about this without any of the typical drama, which is a relief. I wanted Kerry to finish his career as a Cub but I'm happy to see him continue to have a career elsewhere. He'll be a good addition to a pitching staff that wants a warrior, albeit a somewhat broken down warrior.