Posted January 11, 2012 on
In the first podcast of the new year, the staff dives into all sorts of listener questions, including how the rotation might shake out, the Tigers confidence in their current group, the sudden interest in Matt Garza, and what the Tigers should be willing to give up to get him.
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Rumors are surfacing that the Chicago Cubs and Detroit Tigers have had discussions about a trade involving Cubs right-hander Matt Garza. Baseball Prospectus’s Kevin Goldstein tweeted earlier that the Tigers may be willing to include elite pitching prospect Jacob Turner in a deal for Garza.
Jacob Turner alone is probably not enough for the Cubs to warrant giving up...
The Chicago Cubs say veteran right-hander Matt Garza isn't being shopped despite widespread reports to the contrary.Garza has been linked to a number of teams, but each rumor has been subsequently shot down.The 28-year-old is arbitration-eligible this offseason after going 10-10 with a 3.32 ERA and 197 strikeouts in 198 innings in his first season with the Cubs.Garza remains...
There’s been lots of trade buzz surrounding right-hander Matt Garza this offseason, but Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein says more has happened in the media than has happened in reality, according to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune. However, that doesn’t mean the Cubs are saying Garza’s untouchable in trade talks.
“I think very highly of Matt Garza...
Everyone has been waiting for weeks for the Cubs to trade Matt Garza and now... they still have to wait. What they don't have to wait for is the Cubs to replace Garza in the rotation as they look to have lined up his replacement by signing free agent pitcher Paul Maholm today.
Financial terms of the deal have not been released yet, but this definitely looks like a smart move...
Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein says trade talk involving ace Matt Garza is overblown and still hopes to re-sign veteran reliever Kerry Wood. Epstein says he would like to talk to Garza this weekend, with the team hosting its annual fan festival. On Wednesday, the executive was part of the "Cubs Caravan" event, interacting with fans at several stops in the city.
While the signing of left-hander Paul Maholm appears to have greased the skids for a Matt Garza deal, Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said Tuesday that wasn't the case.
Here is the latest hot stove buzz circulating around MLB:
The Cubs and the Phillies have shown the strongest interest in free-agent reliever Kerry Wood.
Speaking of the Cubs, they are in heavy discussions with the Tigers to send Matt Garza to Detroit in exchange for a package of prospects.
Meanwhile, the Cubs have agreed to terms with left-handed starter Paul Maholm.