Solid Wood

Thinking of the short list of PTGHEY (Pitchers That Get Hurt Every Year), who’da thunk Kerry Wood would be rolling right along in the closer role on the Northside. Mike Hampton, Ben Sheets, Jason Schmidt, Randy Johnson, El Duque, and of course Mark Prior are all out of commission. But Kerry Wood seems fine – even thriving – as the Cubs closer. Like it or not, I think Wood’s health is a key ingredient to any hopes for October baseball in Wrigleyville…

Kerry Wood delivers

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    April 24, 2008   Posted in: observations, players

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    1. Clark & Addison Blog - » Blog Archive » Closing Time: Lights Out for Wood - June 6, 2008

      […] Kerry Wood leads the National League in saves with 17. He has been lights out; absolutely what was hoped for in anointing him Closer. Not much is being said about him lately and maybe that’s a good thing. But he deserves his due. Carlos Marmol gets a lot of fuss and is the heir-apparent for years to come (Mariano Rivera comparisons aside). But Woody has gotten it done in a workmanlike way so far this year. And he’s healthy too! …knock on Wood. (add John Smoltz to the PTGHEY – Players That Get Hurt Every Year list I wrote about here.) […]

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