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The Rangers, Indians and Diamondbacks are among several teams in on the sweepstakes for Cubs right-hander Matt Garza, the clear No. 1 pitcher on the trade market, while the Red Sox are a team that's said to be thinking about it.
The Rangers, a team deep in prospects, with a rotation in flux (Yu Darvish and Alexi Ogando are expected back soon, but Colby Lewis and Matt Harrison not until later), have been tied most to the Cubs, at least in reports. While the idea that they could include young left-hander Martin Perez in a Garza package has been advanced publicly, sources are adamant that Perez will not be in any deal, which is logical considering he's producing in the rotation already.
The Diamondbacks are an interesting new entry into the chase for Garza, as they have good young pitching to offer, and their GM, Kevin Towers, was Cubs president Theo Epstein's mentor in San Diego.
Arizona's pitching has been surprisingly inconsistent this year, and its reported plan ...
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It is very likely that the Cubs deal Matt Garza, but we don't know where he'll land. The teams interested in Garza are the Dodgers, Diamondbacks, Rangers, Red Sox, Blue Jays, Cardinals, Pirates, Indians and others, but it appears that the AL teams are in the lead in the Garza race and by a wide margain, according to this report from Tom Loxas of Cubs Now:
The Chicago Cubs have told starting pitcher Matt Garza that he will likely be traded after talks between the two sides over a contract extension broke down. Garza is considered one of the top pitchers available via trade this summer and Chicago’s asking price is reportedly very high.
According to Jim Bowden, there is an 80 percent chance that Garza will be traded before his next...
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 Texas Rangers tried to acquire right-hander Matt Garza from the Chicago Cubs a year ago, but an injury to Garza prevented the deal from happening.
Well, the Rangers are trying again.
The Rangers and Cubs have had extensive talks on Garza and discussed the framework of a trade, but other teams remain involved in the talks, according to major-league sources.
One of those teams...
Earlier today we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates are one of the teams strongly pursuing Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza. Garza has been linked to the Pirates a few times in the last week. I would be shocked if the Pirates end up trading for him, but I will take a look at his trade value to see what he would cost (or should cost), and to analyze why I don’t think the...
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...
The trade deadline is fast approaching and thus far there has been very little activity on the trade market. That isn't due to a lack of options though as there are a number of quality players who seem quite likely to get moved between now and July 31st. The question isn't so much if those players will get dealt but when and where. Alas, the trade market is an imperfect market...
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...
According to Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs and Rangers are getting closer to an agreement on Matt Garza.
One official tells Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports that the Cubs and Rangers are “getting closer” on a Garza trade (Twitter link). Rosenthal adds that third base prospect Mike Olt is “possibly” in play, but the two sides are discussing prospects from multiple levels.
The Dodgers do not appear to have an imminent move in place to acquire another starting pitcher. Division rival Arizona currently is considered a “Dark Horse Candidate” to pick up the Chicago Cubs’ Matt Garza according to mlbtraderumors.com.
The cost on Garza is believed to be high, and it does not appear that the Dodgers are interested in picking up Garza, especially in...
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...
We’ve heard the Pittsburgh Pirates connected to starting pitcher Matt Garza. Today the news came out that the Chicago Cubs were asking for final offers on Garza, and the Rangers are the most motivated. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Rangers end up landing Garza, which is what I predicted the other day. Jeff Passan mentions that if they don’t get Garza, they’ve been in on...
It’s the All-Star break, and while they aren’t allowed to announced trades during this time, there is no doubt that Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are hard at work trying to trade starting pitcher Matt Garza before his next start. Garza is probably the best available player at the trading deadline, and could instantly step in and help a contender push toward the playoffs. He...
It’s hard to imagine, but the MLB Trade Deadline is two weeks away. We’re starting to get some actual rumors connecting teams to players. We’re even getting the Pirates connected to players like Matt Garza, Alex Rios, Nate Schierholtz, and Kendrys Morales.
The rumors surrounding the trade deadline can be fun. It can be exciting to think about what players could be on the move...