Originally written on Football Extra Points  |  Last updated 11/16/14
On Tuesday the Chicago Cubs traded staff ace Matt Garza away to the Texas Rangers for a four prospect package. The deal was long in the making, as the Cubs were expected to trade Garza last year, but he was injured just before the deadline. After not really getting all that they wanted from last year’s deadline, the Cubs entered this year looking to trade him again. There were many rumors floating around, but the Indians, Rangers and Red Sox emerged as the forerunners for landing him heading into the All-Star break. Coming out of it, a deal was struck to send him to Texas for 3B Mike Olt, and pitcher Justin Grimm and C.J. Edwards. ​Mike Olt is a power hitting third baseman who fields third very well but has also seen time at first and in the outfield.  He doesn’t hit for average and does strike out a little more than the Cubs would like, but he balances it out by drawing plenty of walks and with his pop at the plate. He is currently the Cubs number 2 prospect and the MLB’s ...
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