5 best single season performances by Chicago Cubs relievers in last decade

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4. Travis Wood 2016

Wood arguably had the best full season out of any Cubs reliever in 2016. Although he had an incredible year as a starter in 2013, Wood was converted into a reliever after the additions of Jon Lester and John Lackey, and he took the assignment and ran with it. A 2.95 ERA in 61 innings of work is not too shabby, especially for a lefty coming out of the pen. His reliability got him the call in plenty of tough situations, including in the postseason. Most notably was after Kyle Hendricks took a comebacker off his forearm against the Giants in game 2 of the NLDS, and Wood came in to not only pitch shutout ball but crank a solo homer to put the Cubs up 5-2.