The Jury wrote:If you start him, be prepared for a loss, at least 3-4 earned runs, and poor WHIP. If you need the Ks they'll probably be there. Kerry Wood isn't that great of a pitcher in his situation, he just strikes guys out. All the really top pitchers of the league keep their ERA under 3.00 for the season. Check Wood he's an annual 3.50 type ERA guy, he just gets overrated because he's a huge strikeout dude.
Yea, Woods career 49-34 record means a loss is likely. That 1.28 career is just awful. A career 3.75 at age 25 is just plain overrated. Randy Johnson at age 25, wasnt even close to Woods stats at 25.
Wood was rushed back early in 00 after his surgery, thats no secret. Its the only year he posted a 4 era.