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While the Washington Nationals starting pitching has been one of the few bright spots on the team this season, there is rumor of an unknown “mystery team” jumping in and trying to snag Chicago Cubs pitcher Matt Garza. According to Gordon Wittenmeyer of the Chicago Sun-Times, that team is the Washington Nationals. Apparently though, the Washington Nationals are unwilling to take on all of what is remaining on Garza’s $10.25 million salary this year, according to a source close with the Nationals front office.
Matt Garza would fit many needs for the Nationals with Dan Haren struggling and Ross Detwiler has been hurt and struggled since his fiery April pace. The Nationals could definitely use another top notch pitcher to stifle teams if their bats aren’t going to do the job. According to Wittenmeyer, Garza is 5-0 with a 1.24 era in his last 6 starts, that is definitely something the Washington Nationals could use.
The Nationals are in luck however, the supposed deal with the Texas Rangers is all but done. According to John Arguello (@cubsden on twitter) the trade with Texas is:
Not officially off but optimism down with Texas. Other teams back in.
It seems as though whoever lands Garza will end up being the favorites to at least make the playoffs. If it happens to be the Nationals, they better pull the trigger on a deal soon before it is too late. Being 48-48, in third place and 6 games behind first place Atlanta is unacceptable at this point in the season. They had better find the swagger they had last year and
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remember how to win baseball games with or without Garza.
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