Apropos of my earlier discussion of the Wade Miley trade that may or may not ever happen and the parallels with Travis Wood, here’s Jeff Wilson with an interesting note:
Lefty starters #Rangers have considered in trade include Dbacks' Wade Miley and Cubs' Travis Wood. Ex-All-Stars coming off shaky seasons.
— Jeff Wilson (@JeffWilson_FWST) December 11, 2014
The Cubs haven’t – and won’t – said that they’re shopping Travis Wood, but, given the additions of Jon Lester and Jason Hammel, and the composition of the Cubs’ extreme pitching depth, it is expected that the Cubs will listen. Thus, if the Rangers are considering a deal for Wood, all they’d have to do is start talking to the Cubs.
For now, it’s just a stray tweet about some internal considerations (considerations that many teams have likely had).