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RedsfaninMT
05-05-2012, 06:32 PM
to make the start for an ill Garza tomorrow. I wish for him the best, as I always liked him.

Okay, maybe not the best...I hope he does well, especially when pitching against the Cards, Brewers, Astros and Pirates. Reds? Not so much.

DGullett35
05-05-2012, 06:39 PM
Wood reminds me of Ted Lilly. I hope he pitches good also. I didn't mind him all that much

757690
05-05-2012, 06:55 PM
Wish him the best. I actually like when traded Reds prospects do well. It reflects well on the organization. The more solid major leaguers the Reds produce, the better.

RedsfaninMT
05-05-2012, 07:09 PM
Wish him the best. I actually like when traded Reds prospects do well. It reflects well on the organization. The more solid major leaguers the Reds produce, the better.

Agreed...hated seeing him go, but you've got to give something to get something. I just had a funny feeling he would do very well and was surprised he had such a rough spring.

mth123
05-05-2012, 07:10 PM
Wish him the best. I actually like when traded Reds prospects do well. It reflects well on the organization. The more solid major leaguers the Reds produce, the better.

:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

Sea Ray
05-05-2012, 07:16 PM
He's 1-3 with an ERA over 5 in AAA. He clearly hasn't won the callup. He's not the pitcher he was a few yrs ago when he was 4-2 with an ERA of about 3 for our AAA club. That's not the sort of progression you want to see in a pitcher his age. I really had high hopes for him to be the junk balling lefty in our rotation but he's lost it.

The Operator
05-05-2012, 07:22 PM
He's 1-3 with an ERA over 5 in AAA. He clearly hasn't won the callup. He's not the pitcher he was a few yrs ago when he was 4-2 with an ERA of about 3 for our AAA club. That's not the sort of progression you want to see in a pitcher his age. I really had high hopes for him to be the junk balling lefty in our rotation but he's lost it.I wouldn't write him off just yet. Cliff Lee put up around a 6.00 ERA and was sent to the minors in Cleveland a few years back, then went 22-3 and won the Cy Young a year later.

Left-handers develop different than righties do for some reason. Obviously Wood is no Cliff Lee, but I could see him having a decent career for somebody. It just may take a few years for him to get it figured out.

dougdirt
05-05-2012, 10:28 PM
He's 1-3 with an ERA over 5 in AAA. He clearly hasn't won the callup. He's not the pitcher he was a few yrs ago when he was 4-2 with an ERA of about 3 for our AAA club. That's not the sort of progression you want to see in a pitcher his age. I really had high hopes for him to be the junk balling lefty in our rotation but he's lost it.

ERA's in the PCL should be taken with a grain of salt. He is limiting the walks. He is striking out lots of guys. That is what you want to see. If he can carry those skills to the majors, he will be fine.

alexad
05-05-2012, 10:41 PM
He works out with Cliff Lee in the off season. I am sure he has learned a few things.

Degenerate39
05-06-2012, 01:02 PM
I don't want to see him pitch against the Reds

dougdirt
05-06-2012, 01:05 PM
Reportedly he is going back down after the start no matter how he does. Will be interesting to see what they would do if he goes out and repeats that Philly game....

fearofpopvol1
05-06-2012, 02:12 PM
I think Wood's ultimate fate will be the bullpen, but I think he can be very good there.

VottoFan54
05-06-2012, 04:07 PM
The Dodgers vs Cubs game is being delayed. The pitching matchup is Harang vs Wood.

Tom Servo
05-06-2012, 05:02 PM
Game is finally underway, and it's on WGN.

757690
05-06-2012, 05:14 PM
Good first inning for Wood, although he does get the luxury of facing a Dodger lineup without Kemp.

HeatherC1212
05-06-2012, 05:25 PM
I've always liked Travis and hope he does well. Weird to see two former Reds facing each other for their new teams on the same day! :)

Sea Ray
05-06-2012, 05:56 PM
I wouldn't write him off just yet. Cliff Lee put up around a 6.00 ERA and was sent to the minors in Cleveland a few years back, then went 22-3 and won the Cy Young a year later.

Left-handers develop different than righties do for some reason. Obviously Wood is no Cliff Lee, but I could see him having a decent career for somebody. It just may take a few years for him to get it figured out.

Oh you can never write off little lefties like him, just look at Jamie Moyer

DGullett35
05-06-2012, 05:57 PM
He just gave up a run after Castro couldn't turn the DP

dougdirt
05-06-2012, 07:15 PM
6ip, 3er, 3h, 3bb, 4k. He went 2-2 at the plate too.

REDREAD
05-07-2012, 03:12 PM
6ip, 3er, 3h, 3bb, 4k. He went 2-2 at the plate too.

He did well.

757690
05-07-2012, 03:14 PM
He did well.

Well enough. Nothing to get excited about, but nothing to be embarrassed about. Considering last seaon, it was encouraging.

RedlegJake
05-07-2012, 06:15 PM
I really like Travis. I wish he'd gone somewhere other than the Cubs so I could feel good about rooting for him to do well.