From the Wire … Webb Agrees to Terms with the Rangers

According to multiple reports, Brandon Webb agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Texas Rangers on Sunday afternoon.

Brandon Webb’s deal is pending a physical.

The Cubs were considered one of the three teams very interested in the former NL Cy Young award winner for a majority of the off-season. Reports Sunday morning indicated the Cubs were “out” on their bid to sign Brandon Webb.

According to several reports, the Cubs would still like to add a starting pitcher … but nothing appears to be on the horizon.

Stay tuned …

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  • Jim


  • Mark

    Figures! We DON’T get our man. I hope Webb is nothing this year.

  • Ripsnorter1

    No big deal, esp. since he went to the other league. I bet he doesn’t win 3 games for them. . . . .

  • Baron_S

    So far we have recycled Woody and picked up a poor man’s Derek Lee (which is saying something) with a little more power.

    Yep, 2011 looks so bright about now!! Can’t wait.

    • paulcatanese

      I agree on Woody and hope he does well,and on Pena,who knows. If he hits …………………..200 I guess we ought to be thankful. I just don’t see it happening. His glove must be somthing else,I’ll wait and see.

  • Theboardrider

    I don’t think there was anything to lose if we signed him with a club option for 2012. The guy is a ground balll pitcher and former Cy Young award winner…

  • drodd

    Brandon Webb’s deal with the Rangers includes a base salary of $3 million… plus incentives.

  • The Maven

    I feel like the Cubs dodged a bullet. Webb would have been a typical Cubs signing. They would have bent over backwards to give him opportunities no matter how he perfomed. This would have stunted the growth of players like Andrew Cashner, Casey Colemen, and Chris Archer, not to mention the minor leaguers it would push down the depth chart. Whew!

    • paulcatanese

      I agree with you,that would have stopped the development of the younger players so important to the forward direction they need to go. Hope you had a great Christmas and am looking forward to your posts again. Check it out the 49rs axed their coach today and it looks like the GM as well. Some owners have guts.

      • The Maven

        Thank you Paul. Hope you and your family also had a nice Christmas.