Yesteday the Cubs announced several moves that wouldn't surprise anyone. Backup outfielder and pinch hitter Daryle Ward will return to the Cubs in 2008. Both Ward and the Cubs exericized mutual options. Ward will earn $1.2 million in 2008. This was my favorite Ward play from 2007.
In other hot stove news the northsiders declined club options on Cliff Floyd and ALLELUJAH Steve Trachsel. So Cub fans, I am happy to reprt "Our short Cub nation nightmare is over".
The northsiders have alos added RHP Adam Harben to their 40 man roster.
So Kerry Wood is the clubs only free agent at this moment. It sounds like the Cubs will try to bring Kerry back for their bullpen. If Kerry wants to commit career suicide and try to start again, it sounds like there will be takers. Hard to believe, but I guess that is the state of starting pitching in MLB today.