Cubs agree to new deals with Ramirez, Wood

Updated: November 14, 2006, 8:33 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Aramis Ramirez decided to stay put.

Law's take

  Aramis Ramirez was supposedly asking for "Beltran money" (the new gold standard for top-of-the-market hitters) if he didn't re-sign with the Cubs. And if we believe the market was likely to provide that salary to Ramirez, then the Cubs got themselves an outstanding hitter at a good 20-percent discount.

To read more of Keith Law's analysis of the Cubs' moves, click here.

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