I was no fan of Wood's mediocre defense and hacktastic hitting, and he won't be missed; the Pirates should be able to find someone just as good in minor league free agency, and Pirates fans have made way too much of Wood's supposed potential. Those fans frequently pointed to Wood's minor-league numbers, which can be important, but Wood's brutal performances in the big leagues before coming to Pittsburgh told most of the story.
Nonetheless, Wood has made an excellent decision by signing with the Rockies. Wood has a .186 batting average in his career, and has never had an average above the .220 figure he posted last year. If there's one place he might be able to accidentally hit .270 and get himself paid, it's Colorado.â†µ