Travis Wood RUMORS & NEWS

  • Travis Wood's arm, bat lift Cubs over Diamondbacks 5-1

    Chicago Tribune "During a 19-minute pregame session with reporters that sounded at times like a job interview, Cubs manager Rick Renteria elaborated on the definition of leadership among his players. "One is on-field performance, which can breed confidence between the lines," Renteria said. "The other is..." April 22

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    Patrick Mooney @CSNMooney

    Cubs agree to $3.9 million deal with Travis Wood, avoiding arbitration.

  • Cubs tender contracts to Samardzija, Barney

    Chicago Tribune "The Cubs retained the rights of nine arbitration eligible players, led by pitcher Jeff Samardzija and second baseman Darwin Barney. How long they remain with the Cubs could be dictated by the trade market and the progress of their top prospects. Samardzija, one of the Cubs’ top trade chips,..." December 03

  • Wood, Cubs hold on for 3-2 win over Kershaw, Dodgers

    Chicago Tribune "Manager Dale Sveum didn't waste words when asked about the Chicago Cubs' plan of attack against Los Angeles Dodgers formidable left-hander Clayton Kershaw. “You got to be aggressive" Sveum said. "He’s going to be aggressive to you. You got to be aggressive to him. He doesn’t walk people. He..." August 28

  • Wood solid again as Cubs hang on vs. Cardinals

    Chicago Tribune "The 121-year-old Cubs-Cardinals rivalry probably peaked 10 years ago, when Dusty Baker and Tony La Russa shouted obscenities at one another from their dugouts. That was back when there was some real hatred between the teams, with beanball wars in vogue and Carlos Zambrano and Jim Edmonds..." May 08

  • Wood deserved better fate

    ESPN.com "Chicago Cubs starter Travis Wood pitched seven strong innings Thursday, allowing just two singles, yet he still managed to end up on the wrong side of a 4-2 loss to the San Diego Padres. After Scott Hairston's two-run homer in the seventh gave Wood a slight lead, the eighth inning became full..." May 02

  • Cubs waste another solid start

    Chicago Tribune "Longtime Wrigley Field villain A.J. Pierzynski looked out over the right field bleachers before the Rangers' 4-2 victory over the Cubs and noticed the presence of the ''Eamus Catuli'' sign on the facade of a rooftop club. The sign includes a number designating the years since the Cubs' last..." April 17

  • Cubs’ Travis Wood, Carlos Villanueva make pitch for change

    Chicago Sun-Times "Left-hander Travis Wood and right-hander Carlos Villanueva don’t like what they’re hearing, so they plan to do something about it. The two guys left out of the Cubs’ starting-rotation plans outlined Thursday by manager Dale Sveum said Friday they plan to try to change his mind. ‘‘There’s..." February 16