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“Nothing” to report of Red Sox’s interest in Matt Garza

Jul 12, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

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Yesterday when Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune reported that the Red Sox were interested in Cubs right-hander Matt Garza, Calcaterra noted that it’s been a while since any rumors in Rogers’ weekly column “actually happened.”

And now 24 hours later Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com talked to “a baseball source familiar with the Cubs’ thinking” who said there’s “nothing” to the Garza rumor.

That doesn’t mean Garza isn’t “high on the list” of starters being targeted by the Red Sox, like Rogers reported, but either McAdam’s source doesn’t know about their interest or the extent of that interest has been overstated.

We’re still three weeks from the July 31 trade deadline, which means you can expect plenty more conflicting reports about teams’ interest in various players. Our goal here is to sift through everything and pass along the rumors and speculation that seems worthwhile, which sometimes means this type of he said/he said stuff.

  1. chomsky66 - Jul 12, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    Shhh. Don’t tell Pouliot.

    • thekcubrats - Jul 12, 2011 at 10:19 AM

      Dang. I was going to say that.

  2. mornelithe - Jul 12, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    Wouldn’t mind having him on the pitching staff….as long as someone can teach him how to spit differently. Man, it’s so obnoxious seeing him on the mound, for that singular reason.

    • pisano - Jul 12, 2011 at 10:43 AM

      I agree, the guys disgusting, they ought to put a mask on him. Come to think of it he’d fit in perfect with Boston.

      • uyf1950 - Jul 12, 2011 at 11:23 AM

        pisano, my friend how are you doing? I’m still not sure why the Red Sox would be interested in Garza when they have Millwood just a phone call away.

      • mornelithe - Jul 12, 2011 at 11:57 AM

        Not really…uh…any other people on the Red Sox I can think of who make such an effort to show everyone in the world their spit.

  3. pisano - Jul 12, 2011 at 12:25 PM

    uyf1950…. Good point, plus I hear they have been kicking Carlos Silva’s tires. It’s amazing where all their vaunted pitching has gone. If I’m not mistaken didn’t the media say they were supposed to run away with the AL east? If the Yankees grab a good lefty starter and reliever THEY will be the team to beat, but I do understand that’s a tall order. Cashman has surprised us many times before.

  4. kingbuccaneer - Jul 12, 2011 at 10:41 PM

    After giving up their ENTIRE farm system, the Cubs will DEMAND a boat load of talent of Matty G….

    BTW, we thank you very much here in Tampa Bay, Mr. Hendry.

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