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The Texas Rangers landed Matt Garza earlier this week from the Chicago Cubs, but the team appears to be far from done adding to its current roster. With outfielder Nelson Cruz potentially facing a suspension for his connection to the Biogenesis scandal, the Rangers are looking to add at least one bat and possibly more.
The player who has been most closely connected to the Rangers is Chicago White Sox outfielder Alex Rios, who is also being pursued by the Pittsburgh Pirates, Kansas City Royals and Boston Red Sox. The White Sox and Rangers are reportedly actively talking about a trade and something could be finished soon.
But the Rangers are also interested in San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence, New York Mets outfielder Marlon Byrd and Seattle Mariners first baseman Kendrys Morales.
The Rangers currently sit three games behind the Oakland A’s for first place in the American League West. They have a 56-45 record and are a half-game out of the final wild card spot in the Amer...
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You heard all about the Matt Garza trade. So let’s look at who the Chicago Cubs today acquired.
You know all about Garza, and he’s gone now, so let’s move on. The Chicago Cubs put more prospects in the pipeline today. They are: infielder Mike Olt, right-handed pitcher Justin Grimm, right-handed pitcher C.J. Edwards and two players to be named from the Texas Rangers.
Matt Garza will make his Texas Rangers debut Wednesday night against the New York Yankees.
Garza, acquired from the Chicago Cubs in a trade Monday, didn't talk to reporters at Rangers Ballpark on Tuesday. The Rangers said Garza was sticking to his own policy of not doing interviews the day before pitching.
The Rangers optioned right-hander Cory Burns and lefty Joseph Ortiz...
Two days ago, Matt Garza packed up in Chicago and headed to Texas. Tonight, he took the mound for the first time in a Rangers uniform to face the Yankees.
The first inning was a little rough as the first two batters reached base. One even advanced to third. But Garza escaped that frame without too much damage and pitched into the 8th. He wasn’t quite so lucky in the 6th when...
Kiley breaks down the Rangers big trade for the hard-throwing righty. Texas traded four prospects for Garza and may still have another move up their sleeves to strengthen their roster for a playoff run.
If for some reason anyone was waffling as to whether Matt Garza is a fierce competitor he delivered an intense postgame news conference Wednesday night to close his case.
“I hate losing” Garza said. “It’s not fun. Who wants to come here and lose? I think everyone at this level has that edge. I’m just a little more showy about it than other people. That’s just my mentality...
Another season, another year in which the Texas Rangers are in desperate need for pitching prior to the trade deadline. The target this time--Chicago Cubs ace Matt Garze--and as could be expected the Rangers got their man.
But would be be worth it?
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Wednesday night against the Yankees, in his first start with the Rangers (a 3-1 win), he should...
On Monday, the Cubs completed the Matt Garza Trade Part II, sending him to the Rangers for C.J. Edwards, Justin Grimm, Mike Olt, and a PTBNL (either Neil Ramirez or presumably two lower-level arms). Olt is a potential power-hitting third baseman with a good glove, though there are questions about his ability to make contact. Edwards is a high-ceiling arm who has emerged from obscurity...
Matt Garza pitched into the eighth inning of his Rangers debut, the only run he allowed unearned after his throwing error, and Texas beat the New York Yankees 3-1 on Wednesday night.
Garza (1-0) was 6-1 in his 11 starts this season for the Chicago Cubs before being traded Monday to the Rangers, who had long coveted the right-hander. He was 5-0 with a 1.24 ERA his last six starts...
After completing their third trade in the past month on July 8, which saw the Cubs send Scott Hairston to the Washington Nationals for pitching prospect Ivan Pineyro, Chicago finally completed a deal involving their premier trade chip, Matt Garza.
At this time last season, the Texas Rangers were in serious pursuit of Garza.
According to a report by Ken Rosenthal, two sources close...
Monday, the Cubs made a huge trade by sending Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers. In case you have been living under a rock, here are the details of the trade: Rangers ReceiveRHP Matt Garza
Cubs Receive3B Mike Olt RHP CJ EdwardsRHP Justin Grimm1 player to be named later from Group A or 2 players to be named later from groups B and C On Friday, I projected that the Cubs would receive...
After acquiring Matt Garza from the Cubs, the Texas Rangers are now eyeing some hitters to upgrade their offense. The Rangers are usually known for their hitting, but have had a down year in terms of scoring runs. With a Nelson Cruz suspension looming, the Rangers are trying to act fast and get an upgrade in their outfield.
Three hitters that the Rangers are eyeing are Giants...
Well, the first hot commodity is off the market – Matt Garza is property of the Texas Rangers, at least for the rest of this season. Garza was sent to Texas in exchange for P Justin Grimm, IF Mike Olt, P C.J. Edwards and either 1 or 2 players to be named later. His trade to the Rangers should only be the first of many moves over the next week and a half.More teams feel that...
Yesterday the Cubs traded Matt Garza to the Rangers for a package of prospects that included Mike Olt, CJ Edwards, Justin Grimm and at least one, but maybe two players to be named later. We already wrote about Mike Olt last night. Earlier today we covered CJ Edwards and now it's Justin Grimm.
Grimm is a 6-3, 200 pound right handed starting pitcher. He was drafted out...
(via CardinalsFarm.com) Buy low and sell high, right? Isn’t that a basic investment model? Isn’t the farm system and organization somewhat of an investment? I am going to throw out an idea that may be unpopular for many St. Louis Cardinals fans, but it is at least worth a listen.
The current market in baseball appears to be a seller’s market. With the unfortunate injury to Tim...
The July 31st trading deadline is almost a week away, and with that will come a bevy of activity over the next eight days as contending clubs look to bolster their team for the stretch run and pretenders look to reload for next year.The flood gates may have opened on Monday when the Rangers acquired Matt Garza from the Cubs. That trade should shake loose the rest of the starting...