Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/22/12
Apparently, this whole idea of the Cubs trading pitchers Ryan Dempster and/or Matt Garza isn't going to be as easy as some people might have thought. Both pitchers started this weekend in St. Louis, with mixed results. The more serious situation is with Garza, who left Saturday night's start after three innings with right-triceps cramping. X-rays proved negative, and Garza said he wasn't sure how the ailment came about. Dempster, who had been rumored as a favorite of the Dodgers before he was rumored not to be so, had his 33-inning scoreless streak snapped in Friday's series opener. It didn't go much better for lefty Travis Wood in Sunday's 7-0 loss to the Cardinals in St. Louis. Wood fell to 4-5 after allowing four in the first inning. Team president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer have made no secret of their desire to bring more pitching inventory into a minor league system sorely lacking it. But both executives have left themselves escape hatches in case t...
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