If Moore decides to wave the white flag, it only makes sense for the Cubs to inquire on Wood. Even if they don’t go full-sell mode, Wood, all things considered, represents a cheaper alternative for Theo.
The addition of Wood can have a domino effect. He can potentially fill needs in the rotation or out of the bullpen. The use of Wood in the bullpen could allow for Montgomery to stay in the rotation.
While Wood’s numbers are uncharacteristic for him, he would likely thrive back in a familiar league, ballpark, and city.
With an array of options afforded to him now, that wasn’t the case when he left in free agency; Wood can almost take his pick between starting or relieving. Joe will have a role for him.