Originally posted on World Series Dreaming  |  Last updated 2/17/13
News coming out of Mesa, Arizona is not good for the Chicago Cubs, their fans, or the current plans or a rebuild. The idea of possibly trading Matt Garza during the season may be taking a big hit. According to several twitter reports coming out of Cubs camp, Garza had to cut his first live batting practice session short. After calling out Head Athletic Trainer Chris Bosio, Garza left the pitching holding his left side. The good news, if you want some, is that the currently unknown injury is not an arm issue. That goes a long way to ease the fears that his arm will keep him from being ready for opening day. While the exact injury is still unknown, my best guess would be a pulled muscle or a cramp, which should not really raise any red flags. Chances are the Cubs are just being cautious and there is no reason to believe that he will not be ready for opening day. The bad news regarding the injury is that Garza seemingly cannot stay healthy. Add this injury to the growing list of setbacks he has faced since coming to Chicago, and you will see a pitcher with declining trade value. Even if this is a minor injury and just a cramp or pulled muscle, this will do nothing to help the Cubs move him in a potential deal. Keep your fingers crossed dreamers, because even though the Cubs are not expected to compete, they still need a big season out of Garza. They need him to be at the peak of his value come June and July if they hope to get anything of true value for him in a trade.
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