Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:28:53 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Travis Wood allowed five runs - two earned - and seven hits with one walk over five innings in a no-decision Friday, July 25, against the St. Louis Cardinals. He recovered after a rocky start, allowing three runs in the first inning.
Fantasy Tip: The good news is that Wood settled down and allowed himself to stay in the game, because he homered in the fourth inning to help his own cause. He remains nothing more than a stopgap NL-only fantasy option in head-to-head. His 7-9 record, 5.06 ERA and 1.53 WHIP does little for rotisserie owners.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:06:32 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Travis Wood has posted 20 walks over his past six starts (34 1/3 innings), and that's more free passes over the past 30 days than any other pitcher in the majors. He is 1-3 with a 4.98 ERA during the span with an opponent batting average of .277 and a 1.63 WHIP.
Fantasy Tip: Wood has struggled with command problems all season, walking 48 batters over 110 2/3 innings, but lately it has been worse. Right now he should only be used in deeper NL-only head-to-head formats and some deeper mixed rotisserie leagues for his strikeouts.
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 10:38:59 -0700
Chicago Cubs SPs Edwin Jackson, Travis Wood and Jake Arrieta will start the team's first three games after the All-Star break against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Mon, 28 Apr 2014 18:36:28 -0700
Despite the rainout Monday, April 28, Chicago Cubs SP Travis Wood is still on target to make his turn in the rotation Friday, May 2, against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 11:07:37 -0700
Updating a previous post, Chicago Cubs SPs Travis Wood and Edwin Jackson will start the second and third games of the regular season, respectively, with SP Jeff Samardzija getting the nod for Opening Day against the Pittsburgh Pirates March 31. SP Jason Hammel is expected to start the home opener against the Philadelphia Phillies April 4.
Fri, 24 Jan 2014 08:35:00 -0800
The Chicago Cubs avoided arbitration with SP Travis Wood Friday, Jan. 24, by agreeing to a one-year, $3.9 million deal, according to a source.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:33:02 -0800
Chicago Cubs SP Travis Wood is asking for $4.25 million in salary arbitration and the Cubs are countering with $3.5 million. 2B Darwin Barney has submitted $2.8 million and Chicago is countering with $1.8 million.
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 07:17:58 -0800
The Chicago Cubs re-signed INF Donnie Murphy and C George Kottaras to one-year deals. They also tendered contracts to 2B Darwin Barney, SP Jeff Samardzija, SP Travis Wood, RP Pedro Strop, RP James Russell, INF Luis Valbuena and OF Nate Schierholtz.
Fri, 06 Sep 2013 20:24:21 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Travis Wood has had his next start pushed from Sunday, Sept. 8, to Monday, Sept. 9, against the Cincinnati Reds, making room for SP Scott Baker (elbow) to work Sunday.
Fantasy Tip: Wood is 0-3 with a 3.67 ERA in four starts against his former team this season, although Cincinnati is hitting just .204 against him. He might be in line for two starts in the upcoming week for head-to-head fantasy league owners, so he is worth using in most NL-only leagues and some deeper mixed formats.
Tue, 09 Jul 2013 19:18:12 -0700
Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum said Tuesday, July 9, that despite the fact SP Travis Wood is scheduled to start Sunday, July 14, he might still get a chance to pitch in the All-Star Game July 16 at Citi Field in New York. "It will all depend on how Sunday goes," Sveum said. "(San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy) can use him for a left-handed hitter. It's going to be a side day anyway. I've got no problem with him pitching one inning, or 20 pitches. He goes all out on his side days anyways."