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TRAVIS WOOD RUMORS & GOSSIP

Travis Wood: Trustworthy Bullpen Linchpin, or Flash in the Bullpen Pan?

Last season, an emergent Travis Wood played a huge role in the Cubs’ mid-season bullpen revival. A unit that staggered out of the gate turned into one of the league’s best for (most of) the rest of the season, and one of the key turning points was Wood’s demotion into a relief role in mid-May. […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: why Travis Wood is important

The Chicago Cubs will be strong contenders for the World Series in 2016. The offseason acquisitions of John Lackey, Ben Zobrist, and Jason Heyward should make the Cubs even better than last season. While there has been a lot of focus on the offseason acquisitions, the Cubs have a lot of returning players that should make a great impact. One of these returning players is Travis Wood...
Via isportsweb.com
February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Pitching woes continue

Believed to be a strength heading into this season, the Chicago Cubs bullpen and backend of the starting rotation has been disappointing as of late. After Sunday’s loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, the Cubs are back at .500 for the first time since 2-2 on April 11th. The bullpen didn’t start the season poorly, but a few injuries here and there, and the regression and underperforming...
Via isportsweb.com
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

“Daily” Facepalm – Mocanda, Epstein, Wood Extension?

Yoan Mocanda ——-> Red Sox The Cuban defector goes to the Sox on a $30m deal. The Cubs continued to scout him despite being under the CBA signing limit penalty, hoping for the slim chance that he’d sign after July when their probation ends. The Red Sox burned their own signing bridges with the deal and are now due for the same penalty next year, as well as having to pay...
Via Obstructed View
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Control problems cost Travis Wood

After getting off to a good start in last nights game against the New York Mets, Chicago Cubs pitcher Travis Wood failed to get a win again after the control problems that have plagued him all season long came back to bite him. Wood walked the first two batters of the fourth inning and after being able to escape the previous two innings unscathed, Eric Campbell hit a three-run...
Via isportsweb.com
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Need To Consider Trading Travis Wood

The sentiment in this is going to be wildly unpopular for two reasons: 1. Because of the trade that just happened, sending Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland; and 2. Because Travis Wood is a fan favorite…but the Cubs need to seriously consider trading Travis Wood before the deadline this year. Now that most of you are good and mad, let me explain why.  The first is that...
Via World Series Dreaming
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Travis Wood actually good?

After a great 2013 season and two dominant starts in 2014, is it time to believe in Wood? (Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images) Through 32 starts last season and two starts in 2014, Travis Wood has pitched 212.1 innings of 3.09 ERA ball. Detractors, like myself, cited his 3.89 FIP and 4.50 xFIP as reasons to believe his 2013 season was a mirage and figured that when Wood was finally cut...
Via Baseball Professor
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Scouting the Opposing Pitcher: Travis Wood

Wood will present a challenge for the Phillies today. Travis Wood is a 27-year old southpaw in his fifth Major League season who made his first NL All-Star team last season with the Cubs. He is also the Phillies opposing pitcher today. Phillies fans may remember Wood from his cameo as a reliever in the 2010 NLDS. Wood pitched 3.1 scoreless innings coming in in the second inning of...
Via Phillies Nation
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs, Wood avoid arbitration

The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a one-year contract with All-Star pitcher Travis Wood, avoiding arbitration. A person familiar with the situation said Friday that the deal is for $3.9 million. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the terms were not announced by the team. Wood was the Cubs' most consistent starter last year and made the All-Star team, going 9-12...
Via Associated Press
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 free agents Cubs could use

Although the Chicago Cubs are looking for more talent from their farm system, there are still good names available in the free agent market that could be useful for the Cubs to put together a winning team next season. with a couple of signatures from these players, the cubs could improve the depth to their team and make a good shot to become real competitors in the MLB. Here is my...
Via isportsweb.com
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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