ARLINGTON - Rangers manager Jon Daniels threw his players a life raft Monday when he traded for Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza. After being swept by the Orioles over the weekend, this Rangers clubhouse desperately needed some good news.
Garza, who has been tremendous over his past six starts, will make his Rangers debut Wednesday against the Yankees. The rotation becomes much more formidable with Garza, and it could eventually help return Alexi Ogando to the bullpen, where he probably belongs.
The Rangers gave up highly regarded prospect Mike Olt, rookie right-hander Justin Grimm and Class A right-hander C.J. Edwards. It also looks like Neil Ramirez may eventually end up as a player to be named later. The Cubs were wise to ride this Garza hot streak for another start or two in order to land the best deal.
The Rangers gave up some quality talent, but that's what you can do when you have depth throughout your organization.
Garza will bring an edge to this rotation. He...