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Matt Garza pitched impressively. Then he spoke candidly.
Late Monday night, after what might have been his final start for the Chicago Cubs, Garza confirmed reports that his representatives have spoken with the team about a contract extension. The chances for a long-term deal, Garza said, are "as real as a trade." But he also acknowledged the possibility of a move before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
"It's in both our courts," Garza said of his talks with the Cubs, following an 8-2 victory over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. "Obviously, they have more cards to hold. At the end of the day, it comes down to my decision on an extension. On a trade, it's their decision.
"I like being a Cub. I want to get this team to October and win it here. Like I said before, it'd be one hell of a party. But I'm just going to get ready for every five days.
"It's up in the air -- 50/50."
The reality: The probability of a G...
BEST OF MAXIM
As the July 31 trade deadline has approached, it’s appeared
all but certain that the Chicago Cubs will eventually trade starting pitcher
Matt Garza. However, it was reported yesterday that the Cubs were considering signing Garza to a long-term extension rather than dealing him for prospects.
While Chicago is likely considering all options, one American League executive
As was the case during last year’s trade deadline before an elbow injury derailed the rest of his season, Matt Garza is once again one of the premier names being shopped around and gaining interest across both leagues.
Although Garza missed the later half of last season and almost the first two months of this season with injuries and set backs, the Cubs’ starter has been on a...
Tuesday brought some interesting news on the Matt Garza trade front, and it wasn't something that most of us had expected. With the last two starts that Garza has made being believed to be his last with the Chicago Cubs, most of us were surprised to hear that the Cubs were actually talking about an extension with the right hander.
After starting the season on the disabled...
The Dodgers and Indians are 'heavily scouting' Cubs pitcher Matt Garza, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today. The Giants and Rangers are also scouting Garza tonight. With this news, the teams interested in Garza are the Giants, Rangers, Dodgers, Indians, Blue Jays, Orioles and Nationals. So if a team were to acquire Garza, they will be in a bidding war, which will likely...
There seems to be some confusion out of Chicago as Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that the Chicago Cubs are considering keeping Matt Garza. Just yesterday we mentioned how the Washington Nationals were showing interest in Garza, like many other teams. This is pretty hard to believe after six months of non-stop talk of the Cubbies trading Garza at the deadline.
In what could...
The Boston Red Sox are currently 5-1 second-favorites to win the American League pennant, trailing only the Detroit Tigers (13-4). Would a potential Red Sox trade for Chicago Cubs right-handed pitcher Matt Garza change that order?
Garza is clearly the top pitcher thought to be available on the trade market. There was news out of Chicago on Monday that perhaps the Cubs might want...
Chicago Cubs pitcher Matt Garza is one of the prized pieces available at this years deadline so there’s no doubt contenders will come calling. Today we’ve learned that the Washington Nationals have begun to show interest, although it’s not at the point where an official offer has been made.
Earlier today, Manager Davey Johnson called any discussion of the Nationals trading...
The San Francisco Giants appear to be setting their main focus on a bigger fish after losing out on the Ricky Nolasco sweepstakes to the rival Dodgers. While the Dodgers are playing good baseball, you can't really say that about the Giants. They have been losing games, batting out of order and battling injuries to pretty much everyone.
The Giants after losing out on Ricky...
Jon Morosi of Fox Sports has an update on Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza, who has been one of the biggest names on the trade market this year. Morosi says that five teams had scouts at Garza’s last start. The Texas Rangers had two scouts watching Garza, while four other teams had one each. The Pirates were one of those teams with a scout in attendance.
This is the time...
You’re going to be reading a lot about Matt Garza, if you haven’t already. This being July, it’s officially trading season, and Garza is probably the best starting pitcher on the market. So, rumors. Let me try to distill what I’ve seen: there’s talk the Cubs might reverse course and sign Garza to a long-term extension, but that probably won’t happen, and Garza will probably...
While he's attracting attention from other teams, Matt Garza claims to be focused on the next start for his current club.
The right-hander will seek to lead the Chicago Cubs to their first season sweep of the White Sox in 15 years in Monday night's makeup game at U.S. Cellular Field.
Garza's name has continued to swirl in trade rumors, but it's hardly hindered his...
There are way too many storylines to go through this time of year. Between the promotion and successes of various Cubs prospects in the minor leagues, the impending trades of certain Cubs assets such as Matt Garza, the international free agent signing period and the still-unsigned Cubs draft picks including Kris Bryant (we’ll know by 4 PM Central on Friday), we have a hefty slate...
Matt Garza pitched seven strong innings, Alfonso Soriano homered and scored four runs, and the Chicago Cubs pulled away late to beat the White Sox 8-2 on Monday night.
Dave Sappelt had a career-high four hits, while Soriano had three. Luis Valbuena drove in three runs, hitting the tiebreaking two-run double and scoring during a five-run eighth.
Garza (5-1), meanwhile, came through...
The White Sox and Cubs will officially wrap up their Crosstown Series with a makeup game on Monday night at US Cellular Field. The game was rained out shortly after starting back in May, and the slate was wiped clean. The Sox are fresh off a predictable sweep at the hands of the Rays in Tampa, while the Cubs won two of three from Pittsburgh at Wrigley.
This is a one...
Chicago closer Kevin Gregg may be on the Detroit Tigers’ radar as the July 31 trade deadline approaches. But what about starter Matt Garza, who, like Gregg, will be a free agent after this season?
ESPN’s Jim Bowden, formerly the GM for the Reds and Nationals, suggests a package deal that sends Garza and Gregg to the Tigers for Avisail Garcia, Rick Porcello and 2012 second-round...