Feb 22, 2015; Mesa, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs players gather during a workout at Sloan Park. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Everyone will be caught up in the Spring Training hype surrounding Kris Bryant, but do not overlook the battle for that fifth spot. It should be one of the more compelling storylines this month for the Cubs. With his knack for hitting, it makes sense that Wood would stay in the National League should he get traded as his value would greatly diminish in the American League. Should other rotation options falter in camp, look for Wood to be the default fifth starter for the Cubs as we noted here, but expect the Cubs to continue shopping him throughout the summer.