Could it be that Travis Wood returns to the Cubs in 2017? Maybe. And he should. The left-hander saw the team in the worst of times and at its best. He is a large part of why the team became a winning team.
The craft veteran desires to be a starter somewhere. The level a familiarity between the two sides makes the Cubs’ pursuit of him wise. He is a team player, willing to do whatever is needed to win. That was never more evident than in 2016.
From 2012 to 2014, Wood was in the Cubs’ starting rotation. Sure, his record was 23-48, but those teams were terrible. However, this is not the same team, and Wood knows that. What better place to return as a starter than the team that knows you, changed around you, and is now one of baseball’s best?