Here we go again!
According to Bruce Levine of ESPN, the Cincinnati Reds are poised to hand over southpaw starter Travis Wood and two minor league pitchers to the Chicago Cubs for reliever Sean Marshall.
Apparently, Marshall would become part of an already crowded setup group that includes Logan Ondrusek, Nick Masset and Bill Bray. Aroldis Chapman could be thrown into the mix (although the scuttlebutt is that there are still plans for him to become a starter).
At first glance, it would seem that Wood for Marshall would be nothing more than a wash—a lateral move for both teams.
Wood experienced the proverbial sophomore jinx in 2011 and as a result did a good amount of time at Triple A Louisville. He has good stuff, as evidenced by his near-perfect game against the Philadelphia Phillies in 2009. He carried a perfect game into the ninth inning before losing it to a double by catcher Carlos Ruiz.