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Postby schmidty » Thu Aug 03, 2006 2:32 pm

Has Wood or the Cubs talked about the reliever possibility before? Its funny, because I remember people posting here saying that could be a good use of him at this point in his career. I still won't draft him though ... I learned by lesson with Gagne.
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Postby The Loveable Losers » Thu Aug 03, 2006 3:00 pm

Wood's problem has always been an early fatigue point that causes arm damage. I really think he could make a good reliever if a VERY competant bullpen/pitching coach worked with him on how to warm up efficiently. He's the kind of guy you could send out there for multiple innings...6th/7th or 7th/8th and he could be very effective.
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Postby BigZ38 » Thu Aug 03, 2006 4:15 pm

Yea he would also be an unreal closer.
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Postby jt787 » Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:39 pm

This guy is absolutely worthless this year...
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Postby Frappy » Fri Aug 04, 2006 2:01 am

If he stays in Chicago next year I could see him taking over dumpster's job. Hed be too expensive to just use him as mid-relief.
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Postby The Loveable Losers » Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:31 am

Frappy wrote:If he stays in Chicago next year I could see him taking over dumpster's job. Hed be too expensive to just use him as mid-relief.


I don't know if I agree that he's too expensive to use in middle relief. I really believe he could be an 'old school' RP that goes out there and throws about 110 innings over the course of the season. Give him 50-60 appearances of an average of 2 innings a piece and he makes a nice every few days bridge from the starter to the closer. He's almost always good for 45-55 pitches before he hits a wall fatigue-wise but that's a lot more than most relievers throw in a game. Wherever Wood ends up pitching should use that to their advantage.
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