Man, in the time it takes to do a gif on the first day of full workouts for the Cubs, lots can change.
Like Matt Garza feeling a twinge in his lat (below the left shoulderblade) and having to leave practice.
When I was making the art, I figured (as many do) that if Garza stays healthy and shows he can pitch, he'd be gone before ST was over.
Now, they say there's no real reason to panic about Garza - they're stressing that it's a "minor" tweak.
But of course, last year I believe the injury that kept him out for half the season was first called a "cramp".
You can see, Wood is one of 4 lefties on that whole list.
But Brooks Raley and Chris Rusin don't figure to be major leaguers this year, so in reality Wood is one of 2 lefties, and the other is important setup reliever James Russell.
So even before the Garza thing yesterday...we all heard Dale Sveum say he thought Scott Baker would be fully recovered by about week one, so the starters would be Samardzija, Jackson, Scott Feldman, Garza and Baker.
All righties, and one lefty reliever?
Seems weird, man - I just figure that one way or another Wood will be around in week one, and probably around should Garza get traded.
I feel bad for Hector Villanueva, but unless he looks WAY better than Wood, Wood gets the nod.
And if you disagree, that's okay - I really just wanted to do the jokes in the gif.
You know what I did yesterday?
Got my car washed at a place with humans doing the cleaning.
$25 bucks with a nice tip.
I hadn't done it since September, and my car had taken on an odd camouflage look - the color of pollution, salt, and road poop.
It really put me in a great mood, and surely it's gonna rain today to wreck everything.