Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 7/9/13
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 Garza trade remains high. He is set to become a free agent af...
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