MESA, Ariz. – Travis Wood has been around long enough to go from contract-extension candidate to trade bait, the cheap All-Star who’s now viewed as an expensive fifth starter.
MESA, Ariz. — James Shields would have been the exclamation point to a monster winter. But that non-move could put the Cubs in position to make a bigger deal this summer.
Pitchers and catchers officially report to Arizona in one week, kicking off the competition for the fifth spot in the Cubs rotation.
By Sarah Langs
Is the White Sox rotation better than the Cubs’?
Theo Epstein isn’t the star attraction anymore and the Cubs aren’t talking about maybe hoping to surprise some people this summer if they get lucky and everything breaks right.