Travis Wood


ST. LOUIS — The questions about this rotation start with Jon Lester and won’t end even if the Cubs make a blockbuster trade at the July 31 deadline. That’s just the nature of pitching.


Tsuyoshi Wada knows he’s put himself in a tough position in the Cubs starting rotation after another rough, short outing.


WASHINGTON – The Cubs don’t have the pitching equivalent of a Javier Baez or a Kyle Schwarber down in the minors.


The Cubs may not have proved themselves to be playoff contenders yet, not with a team four games over .500 that’s still prone to mistakes.


Prior to Saturday, it had been four years since Travis Wood last appeared as a relief pitcher.