As much as I would like the Cubs to keep Matt Garza and sign him to an extension—as some reports do have the Cubs considering—it is probable he will be dealt before the deadline. With so many suitors for the services of Ryan Dempster, stretching coasts from the L.A. Dodgers to the Washington Nationals, interest in Garza has not yet spiked. One possible reason is that Garza's move will most likely come after the Ryan Dempster trade saga concludes, as ESPN’s Buster Olney reported on Friday morning’s edition of ESPN’s Mike & Mike in the Morning radio show, a report Jayson Stark concurred during a phone interview on SportsCenter Saturday morning.
With Ryan Dempster practically forcing the Chicago Cubs to only negotiate with one team for a trade, thereby eliminating any leverage the team has to get the best deal, the smartest move for the team to make is putting Matt Garza ou... Read Post
With the Cubs trade of Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers on Monday, the player viewed by many as the prize of the 2013 trade deadline has been moved, and that could have a domino effect on the rest of the market. For teams looking to ... Read Post