Found July 21, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
As soon as the Rangers talks to acquire Matt Garza hit a snag, more teams started showing interest in the 29-year old. The Rangers, Red Sox, Diamondbacks and two "mystery teams" were thought to be at the head of the pack in the Garza race, but more teams are interested and now some of those teams are already making offers for him. The teams that are showing interest in Garza are the Pittsburgh Pirates, Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants, according to Tom Loxas and John Arguello of Cubs Den. Arguello says that the Giants have even made offers for Garza: The #SFGiants offered a deal to the #Cubs for Matt Garza, with Gary Brown as centerpiece, reports @CubsDen. The deal was rejected. — Robert Murray (@RobertMurrayMLB) July 21, 2013 A more recent offer, according to @CubsDen, was C Andrew Susac and RHP Ty Blach for Garza. #SFGiants — Robert Murray (@RobertMurrayMLB) July 21, 2013 Both deals, however, did not appeal to the Cubs and they rejected both. The Giants were thought to be mildly interested in Garza, but it looks like the Giants' interest in him is a bit more than mild. The Pittsburgh Pirates, in the first half of the season were playing fantastic baseball. They were clicking on all cylinders and are now considered to be legitimate contenders and for good reason. They are now looking to upgrade their rotation and appear to be looking around the pitching market, according to reports: Pirates exploring the pitching market (never enuf), trying to get bench up-grade & their biggest need being another BAT #GMs #Pirates — JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) July 21, 2013 We are now hearing the Pirates are in the Garza derby. — TomLoxas (@TomLoxas) July 21, 2013 If the Pirates do in fact acquire Garza, would they just want Garza, or would they want more? Also hearing the Pirates would want a bat coming back. — TomLoxas (@TomLoxas) July 21, 2013 The name that is being speculated by many is Nate Schierholtz, as the Pirates have had interest in the Cubs right fielder for a while now. He likely wouldn't start, but he would platoon in right field with Jose Tabata. The Oakland Athletics were the surprise team last year, as they took the league by storm. This year they are continuing last years pace and appear to be well on their way to making the playoffs, but are looking at upgrading their rotation as well. #Cubs continue discussing Matt Garza with multiple teams, including #Rangers and #Athletics, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me. @FOXSports1 — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 21, 2013 The Athletics have just started to show interest in Garza, but with them interested, this could be a battle between two AL West teams. The Rangers, who reportedly had a deal "99% done" for Garza, have fallen back in the race, as the talks between the Cubs and Rangers hit a 'snag.' Last, but not least, the Boston Red Sox. They were known to at least be somewhat interested in Garza, but weren't willing to pay the price, but how interested are the Red Sox in Garza? You may be surprised by this answer: Red Sox a little deeper in Matt Garza interest than they were said a major league source — Nick Cafardo (@nickcafardo) July 21, 2013 The Red Sox reportedly aren't willing to part with two of their top pitching prospects, so a deal may be tough for them to make, unless something drastic happens or the Cubs lower their price for the 29-year old. The Cubs, according to Jon Morosi, want to deal Garza before his start tomorrow, but it appears that no deal is imminent as of now. This story has taken many different turns, so expect more of the same as the talks and rumors come out. There is currently no favorite for Garza's services, but lets just say there are a lot of teams interested in him at the moment. The one thing we do know is that the Cubs will be getting a very good deal for Garza, likely filled with MLB ready pitching prospects. Follow Robert on Twitter @RobertMurrayMLB Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

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