Sat, 16 May 2015 16:49:09 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Travis Wood has been moved to the bullpen.
Fantasy Tip: Wood filled in for Hector Rondon for a save Saturday. Rondon had pitched three straight days and four of five days. He was warming in the bullpen behind Wood, so it doesn't seem like he has been demoted, but you never know with Joe Maddon. Wood loses most of his fantasy value if he pitches in middle relief.
Thu, 14 May 2015 10:10:30 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Travis Wood is 2-0 with a 1.29 ERA compared to 0-2 with a 7.71 ERA in four road starts this season. He's also 1-0 with a 2.37 ERA in three career starts against the New York Mets at Wrigley Field. Wood has allowed 12 total runs in his last nine innings, to go 0-1 in his two May outings, though.
Fantasy Tip: Wood ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) is 2-2 this year with a 4.96 ERA and 1.22 WHIP while fanning 34 hitters in 32 2/3 innings. His K/9 of 9.4 is nearly two strikeouts per inning above his mark last year, so expect that to come down. Wood is a risky FantasyScore option, even against the slumping Mets.
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:45:17 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Travis Wood will face the Pittsburgh Pirates Monday, April 27, and is slated to face the Milwaukee Brewers the following weekend.
Fantasy Tip: Wood ($3,700, 7.4% of your cap) is off to a good start with a 3.24 ERA and 17 K's in 16 2/3 innings. He'll be a solid low-end starter to use on FantasyScore next week, especially for the Brewers game.
Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:24:06 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Travis Wood will serve as the team's No. 5 starting pitcher to open the season, with SP Edwin Jackson to open in the bullpen. However, Wood will be slotted into the No. 4 starting post so the Cubs don't have back-to-back lefties in the rotation.
Fantasy Tip: Wood's ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) first start of the season lines up at the Colorado Rockies next Friday. We don't recommend using the veteran southpaw at Coors Field at FantasyScore in his season debut.
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:26:36 -0800
Chicago Cubs SPs Travis Wood, Edwin Jackson, Felix Doubront and others are battling to be the fifth starter this season.
Fantasy Tip: The others would include Justin Turner and Tsuyoshi Wada. This is a battle to monitor throughout spring training, as the winner will hold value in deep mixed leagues and NL-only formats. Continue to check back for updates.
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:55:00 -0800
Chicago Cubs SP Travis Wood has not been told by the team about the likelihood of his being traded, but Wood has accepted it as "part of the business" if he is dealt.
Fantasy Tip: Wood's status on the team was more cemented until the team signed Jason Hammel and Jon Lester in free agency. Right now, Wood will battle Tsuyoshi Wada and Felix Doubront for the fifth spot and could lose out. Watch this battle accordingly.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:07:41 -0800
Chicago Cubs 3B Luis Valbuena and SP Travis Wood avoided arbitration by agreeing to one-year deals Friday, Jan. 16. Valbuena will make $4.2 million in 2015, while Wood will make $5.685 million.
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 10:28:49 -0800
The Philadelphia Phillies have expressed interest in Chicago Cubs SP Travis Wood and could also be interested in C Welington Castillo, according to multiple sources.
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:00:38 -0800
Chicago Cubs SP Travis Wood is expected to receive a tender offer from the team, according to a source. Wood is arbitration-eligible this season and needs to be tendered an offer by Tuesday, Dec. 2..
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:26:45 -0700
Chicago Cubs SPs Jacob Turner, Jake Arrieta, Kyle Hendricks, Tsuyoshi Wada, Felix Doubront and Travis Wood will make up a six-man starting rotation moving forward.