The Cubs decided that they like what they saw of Kerry Wood in a relief role last season so they gave him a contract for the 2008 season. Wood pitched in 22 games for the Cubs last season and he was 1-1 with a 3.33 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP. The Cubs were smart in re-signing Wood because they would have got sick to their stomachs if he dominated for someone else. Wood has now pitched in 211 games (178 starts) in his major league career and he is 72-57 with a 3.67 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP. The numbers that really stand out for Wood’s career is that he has only allowed 893 in 1,153 innings and he has whiffed 1,323. Those numbers bode well for Wood’s new role in the bullpen.