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This Cubs Matt Garza news and notes column is from TSB new contributor Jeremy Harris.
In a gutsy performance, which could be his last as a Cub, starter Matt Garza tossed 6 2/3 innings, yielding ten hits and two walks, while striking out four. While in most of his recent performances he was working with few runners on base, tonight he pitched out of several jams. So while he was not at his sharpest before the plethora of scouts watching the game, he probably buoyed his stock by demonstrating his ability to extricate himself from trouble with minimal damage.
Garza is scheduled to pitch again on July 22 and July 27, if not traded sooner. The Cubs are faced with the quandary of any organization trying to trade a player, but particularly a pitcher who has been on the disabled list twice in the last calendar year. Last season, as the Cubs were fielding offers to trade Garza, he suffered an injury on July 21 that ultimately ended his season. Thus, the Cubs are probably balancing the hope ...
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The two teams who are leading the way in the Matt Garza sweepstakes have been identified. The Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers are the front runners to land Garza, industry sources told ESPN Chicago's Bruce Levine.
While the Blue Jays and Rangers are the front runners for Garza, the Red Sox, Indians and Giants have all shown 'strong' interest in the Cubs pitcher...
The Pittsburgh Pirates are one of the strongest pursuers for right-handed pitcher Matt Garza, according to David Kaplan of CSNChicago.com. However, they’ve got company. Kaplan lists the Pirates as one of six teams who are strongly pursuing the Cubs right-hander, also naming Texas, St. Louis, Cleveland, Toronto, and the Dodgers.
This isn’t the first we’ve heard the Pirates connected...
The Chicago Cubs appear to have serious suitors as the race to acquire Matt Garza continues. While no deal appears likely within the next 24-48 hours, it does look likely that Garza has pitched his last game in a Cubs uniform.
It appears that the Texas Rangers and the Arizona Diamondbacks are in the lead in the Matt Garza race, with the Red Sox right behind them.
The chances of seeing Matt Garza in a Red Sox uniform are suddenly looking very slim.
Garza, whom the Red Sox were reportedly in the running to acquire before the trade deadline, is now too expensive for Boston, an industry source told CSNNE.com’s Sean McAdam.
According to McAdam, the Cubs are asking for two of the Red Sox’ top pitching prospects (from a group that includes Allen Webster...
Matt Garza has been one of the hottest pitchers in baseball of late.
The Chicago Cubs hope the right-hander can stymie the surging St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night at Wrigley Field.
St. Louis (56-35) defeated Chicago 3-2 on Friday to pick up its sixth win in seven games. The Cardinals, who had lost eight of 11 prior to this stretch, have prospered due to a pitching staff that...
Matt Garza pitched into the seventh inning for his fifth consecutive win and Alfonso Soriano homered again, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 6-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night.
Garza allowed a season-high 10 hits in 6 2-3 innings, but held the NL's highest scoring offense to two runs while improving to 5-0 with a 1.24 ERA in his last six starts. With a handful...
CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the Chicago Cubs have told pitcher Matt Garza that he will likely be traded before the deadline this season-
“Cubs star right-hander Matt Garza, who separated himself as the top available starting pitcher with a string of impressive recent outings, has received notice that he will likely be traded after contract talks didn’t produce an extension...
Getty ImagesMultiple reports suggest that whether the Red Sox make a deal to get Matt Garza is highly dependent on how they see the immediate future of Clay Buchholz. If their ace right-hander continues to struggle with a bizarre neck/shoulder injury (he hasn't pitched since June 8th), then they will hotly pursue their former AL East pitching rival. Garza has been told in no...
Not that there will be too many over the break, most of the league takes a vacation along with the players, but Kaplan is spinning his wheels on a Matt Garza one.
I'm hearing Garza will be traded by Sat. Cubs won't move him though until they get what they want. They won't panic out of fear of injury.
An AL scout just told me that he thinks Garza is throwing so well that...
Contract talks between the Chicago Cubs and Matt Garza have broken down and now the starting pitcher has been told a trade is likely. A trade being likely is of no surprise, the surprise was that the two sides were talking about a contract extension after two years of trade rumors. Now that that’s done it’s time to go back to the trade rumors. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports...
The interest in Matt Garza has picked up and teams are fighting as hard as ever to get him. While teams may have to give up a lot in return to get him, it appears they are willing to give it up. The free agent to be has been the most coveted player on the open market this July and it appears that he finally will be traded.
The teams interested in Matt Garza, according to Jim Bowden...
CHICAGO (AP) Matt Garza pitched into the seventh inning for his fifth consecutive win and Alfonso Soriano homered again, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 6-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night.Garza allowed a season-high 10 hits in 6 23 innings, but held the NL's highest scoring offense to two runs while improving to 5-0 with a 1.24 ERA in his last six starts...
Recently there was a report suggesting that the Cubs were going to try to work out an extension with pitcher Matt Garza, but that now appears to be unlikely, according to CBS' Jon Heyman. He says that the talks haulted because of a 'major difference' in the AAV (average annual value) of a potential extension.
Jon Heyman is however reporting that the Cubs have told...
St. Louis Cardinals 4 @ Chicago Cubs 6
In what was likely his final start for the Cubs Matt Garza was once again excellent, scattering 10 hits and 2 walks across 6.2 innings, striking out 4, generating 10 ground ball outs, and allowing only 2 runs. I have no idea why we acquired you, Matt Garza, and I wish we still had Chris Archer, but you were no Juan Pierre, at least.
Ranaudo (L) & Cecchini (R)Reports are surfacing that Theo Epstein will demand both Anthony Ranaudo and Garin Cecchini in a trade for Matt Garza. Cecchini is tearing it up in AAA, while Ranaudo (despite the shelling he took at the Futures Game on Sunday) is having a good year at AA Portland. The question for Ben Cherington is whether two months of Garza is worth your #3 (Cecchini...