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Cubs (And Nationals) 'Out' On Brandon Webb

If the Cubs were ever serious about signing Brandon Webb, they're now out, according to this tweet from ESPN's Jayson Stark:

#Cubs & #Nationals are out on Brandon Webb, sources say. So Webb is down to 2 teams - #Rangers & NL Central "mystery team."less than a minute ago via web

This is fine, really. Although Webb might have been a reasonable risk, there was no guarantee that he could come back from his serious shoulder injury. The Cubs may now go into spring training with the roster they have -- unless Kosuke Fukudome and/or Carlos Silva can be traded. (And yes, I picked that "towel drill" photo on purpose.)