I was really hoping Matt Garza would have signed somewhere by the time this post was scheduled to go out, but alas, the show must go on.
The once highly touted pitcher has now played for four teams in the last seven years. He’s once been traded for his potential (Twins to Rays), once because an emerging small market team couldn’t afford a potential staff ace (Rays to Cubs), and once because a disappointing big market team had no immediate plans to contend (Cubs to Rangers).
But through all of the movement and the several injuries he’s suffered over the last three years, Garza has remained remarkably consistent. Over those seven years, his ERA has been between 3.69 and 3.95 six times, and that other time it was 3.32. His strikeout and ground ball rates have fluctuated almost annually, but the end result is almost always the same.
Injuries aside, Garza is a known commodity in fantasy leagues. Assuming he’s healthy this year, and all indications are that that’s the case (I hate using t...