You Can Always Come Home

There has been some returning veterans  this spring who have come back to the Cubs after spending time around the league.  Kerry Wood, Todd Wellemeyer, Reed Johnson, Augie Ojeda, and Scott Moore have all been invited to camp for non-roster positions.

In Kerry Wood’s case, he took a pay cut to come back to the Cubs.  I like that signing because he was a huge part of the Cubs success a few years ago and he’ll probably finish his career in Chicago.

Reed Johnson is returning to the Cubs after a brief campaign with the LA Dodgers.  He’s a great player and I’ve always been a fan of his from his time in Toronto.

This is Ojeda’s third time around with Chicago.  At 36, he’ll likely finish his career here also.

Scott Moore and Ojeda turned down other offers to go back with the Cubs and this is a good sign because these are the players a team wants.  Character guys who want to be there competing everyday and even if the team doesn’t fare well this year, we know it’s going to be competitive. 

 Who can forget Kerry Wood’s 20 strikeout game shutout in 1998.  Yes, hopefully, Wood will bring back some of the heat and help lead the Cubs back to the World Series.

—Mark Gauthier


  1. russelw · February 20, 2011

    The Wood signing is easily one of the best in the off season, not just by the Cubs, but all teams. I hope Reed makes the team. And I can’t believe Ojeda is 36 already.


  2. cubfan_joe · February 21, 2011

    Johnson a great player? What exactly do you mean by great? Puljos is a great player and I wouldn’t exactly use Puljos and Johnson in the same category. I don’t see Ojeda, Moore, and Wellemeyer making the squad.


  3. ronlang44 · February 21, 2011

    I like the Wood signing and the Johnson deal could give us a boost off the bench. I think our bench is a bit lacking and Reed could be that sparkplug off the bench we need.



  4. crzblue2 · February 22, 2011

    I did not know that Reed Johnson went back to Cubbies. I like his enthusiasm and hussle.


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