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Cubs and Rangers discussing possible Matt Garza trade

Dec 7, 2011, 11:11 PM EDT

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Cubs president Theo Epstein has told reporters over and over that he’s not shopping right-hander Matt Garza this offseason. But most signs point to that claim being untrue. Like, well, this one:

According to Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago, the Rangers and Cubs have engaged in talks about a potential Garza trade at this week’s Winter Meetings in Dallas. No match has been found yet, but it sounds as though discussions are ongoing.

Garza, 28, had a cool 3.32 ERA and 197/63 K/BB ratio over 198 innings this past year for Chicago. He’s eligible for arbitration this winter and due a significant raise over the $5.95 million he earned in 2011.

  1. jason1983en - Dec 7, 2011 at 11:52 PM

    Hope they dont I think.he is a.great player and I just bought his.jersey as a gift

    • deadeyedesign23 - Dec 8, 2011 at 8:44 AM

      Hah what’d you send this comment by telegram?

  2. spytdi - Dec 8, 2011 at 12:18 AM

    Hell yea! Let Wilson’s Hanson wanna-be self walk and bring on a pitcher. Let the thrower leave.

  3. Ick McWang - Dec 8, 2011 at 1:02 AM

    As a Rays fan who watched Garza for a while, in person and on TV, when he is ON, he is appointment viewing, a la Kazmir in, what, 04 and 05?. I can personally say I scheduled 2 games I attended aroundhis starts, because, well, when he is ON, he is ON. Problem is Garza is more worried about his spitting than throwing one pitch at a time.

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