The Chicago Tribune’s Paul Sullivan spoke to free agent reliever Kerry Wood, with whom the Cubs recently cut ties.
Wood says he would have done anything to stay with the Cubs, including signing a one-year deal. In light of that information, the Cubs’ decision seems more questionable.
While Wood has a preference for the National League, he’s open to pitching anywhere. It doesn’t sound like the Tigers are interested, while Adam McCalvy makes a case against the Brewers. ESPN’s Keith Law ranked Wood as the top free agent reliever despite the health risk.