Ron Cey, Chicago Cub. Landed yesterday by the team that just missed signing that other anchor of the Los Angeles Dodgers' infield, Steve Garvey, as a free agent.
Cey, 34, was heading into his last contracted year as a Dodger and wanted renegotiation to four years; the Cubs are agreed in principle on a five-year package for the Penguin with the World Series clutch touch, whose 228 homers are the L.A. record. For rights to Cey, Chicago sends the Dodgers, from Class A, outfielder Dan Cataline, 21, and pitcher Vance Lovelace, 19 . . .
Ozzie Smith--sure, Acrobatic Ozzie Smith--catapults to the top of his field: baseball's first $1 million-a-year shortstop.
Smith, a year since hesitating to accept the trade from San Diego to St. Louis for Garry Templeton, now reaps reward for his role in the Cardinals' 1982 championship: a three-year contract which, his agent assures, moves him past Cincinnati's Dave Concepcion.
"Concepcion makes $950,000. Ozzie will make that and considerably more," said agent Ed Gottlieb. So Smith won about a $600,000 raise over his 1982 pay, when he and the Cards went to arbitration, he asking $650,000, they offering $450,000. Management won . . .
In San Diego, the Padres have signed catcher Terry Kennedy, 1981 acquisition from St. Louis who in '82 hit .296 with 21 HR, 97 RBI, to a six-year contract, saying it "was just as important to us as signing Steve Garvey." Amount? Kennedy only says, "It's a lot. I now have financial security" . . .
In Philadelphia, just a one-year contract for the Phillies' new right fielder, Von Hayes, but $4 million for a video display board (Phanavision, designed in Japan), to be ready before July 1.