Posts tagged "Travis Wood"

Post-Turkey Coma Notes

Post-Turkey Coma Notes
Looks like the earlier bout of random hacking was cleared up, not sure what happened there.  I don’t really surf for anything illicit on this machine (because I’m a law-abiding citizen, see?) so that was quite a surprise, but WSD on ChicagoNow is back in action after recovery from a net coma as well as... Read more »

Ivy's Roundup: Sweeping Away a Round Of Brews

Ivy's Roundup: Sweeping Away a Round Of Brews
Nothing beats a round of Miller Lite, unless of course you are sweeping the team they sponsor. 9/01: W Cubs 4, Brewers 2 W: Turner (5-8) L: Nelson (2-6) SV: Rondon (23)   For the first time since April 4th. the Brewers found themselves out of first place in the National League Central. A 4-2 loss to... Read more »

Ivy's Round Up: A Soler Eclipse

Ivy's Round Up: A Soler Eclipse
The Chicago Cubs went to Cincinnati and played three games against the Reds. The highlight of the trip might have been the debut of top prospect Jorge Soler!   8/26: W Cubs 3, Reds 0 W: Wood (8-11) L: Cueto (15-8) SV: Rondon (22)   Travis Wood finally got a win! The former Cincinnati Red,... Read more »
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Ivy's Round Up: Hurricane Wrigley

Ivy's Round Up: Hurricane Wrigley
As life tends  to do now and then, things get busy and we are unable to do the series break down. But never fear, Ivy has you covered with a week’s worth of recaps.Here is the recap of the last series vs. the Giants and Orioles:   8/19: W Cubs 2, Giants 1 W: Wada... Read more »

Could the Cubs Non-Tender Travis Wood This Winter?

Could the Cubs Non-Tender Travis Wood This Winter?
At this time last season, the Cubs and their fans were hoping Travis Wood would be a long-term piece of the starting rotation.  Rolling the clock forward to this season, though, things have not gone as planned.  And with the Cubs looking to make a step forward into relevance in 2015, there may not be... Read more »

Dan Straily Primed to Make Cubs Debut

Dan Straily Primed to Make Cubs Debut
After today’s 6-2 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, we found out that Dan Straily would be making his Cubs debut on Saturday at Citi Field against the Mets.  Straily was acquired from the A’s in the July 4th deal that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland for Straily, Addison Russell, and Billy McKinney.... Read more »
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For Cubs, 2015 Pitching Auditions Already Underway

For Cubs, 2015 Pitching Auditions Already Underway
At this point, it should be clear that the Cubs are not willing to be doormats in the NL Central in 2015.  Claiming Cole Hamels on trade waivers last week is a clear illustration of the game plan for next season.  Adding at least one, and possibly more, high end pitchers to team with the... Read more »

The Ivy Files: Baez Time at Wrigley

The Ivy Files: Baez Time at Wrigley
Ms. Ivy is being swamped with actual WORK today (I know, real life stuff) so you guys get me again.  Don’t everyone all dance on the tables at once now. By the way, all-around awesome guy who randomly follows me Sahadev Sharma got himself a JERB: @sahadevsharma hey look at you getting a job and... Read more »

Ivy's Roundup: I've had enough of these monkey-lovin' snakes

Ivy's Roundup: I've had enough of these monkey-lovin' snakes
The All-Star break is over, and we had to suffer through late-night West-ish coast baseball (Arizona is in one of those weird zones where they should probably change with Daylight Savings Time but choose not to, but they’re not at a coast).  Suffice it to say that it was mostly underwhelming when we did stay... Read more »
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Why Does Travis Wood Suck?

Why Does Travis Wood Suck?
Earlier in the week I explored why exactly does Edwin Jackson suck. Travis Wood has been equally bad this year. That has been a source of surprise and frustration for many. Travis Wood was the Cubs lone All-Star representative last year. This year coming out of the break Wood has an ERA pushing 5. But... Read more »