Travis Wood


The Cubs made a huge splash when they hired Joe Maddon, giving the celebrity manager a five-year, $25 million contract and immediately raising expectations around the Wrigley Field construct


While the focus has been on Jon Lester's free-agency tour and the overall pitching market, the Cubs are still trying to figure out what they have in Travis Wood.


Three years into The Plan, the Cubs have used three top-six draft picks on hitters while trading away 40 percent of their rotation each summer.


Sunday morning, the talk around the Cubs was how Travis Wood has three starts left this season to try to turn things around.