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Matt Garza would be open to reuniting with the Twins

Nov 15, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT

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ESPN 1500 is reporting that free agent starter Matt Garza would be open to rejoining the Twins. According to the report, the Twins and Garza’s representatives from Creative Arts Agency met during the GM meetings in Orlando, though no official offer has been made yet. Garza was originally taken in the first round of the 2005 draft by the Twins and spent his first two seasons in the Majors, in 2006-07, with them before being sent to the then-Devil Rays.

Garza started the  2013 season with the Cubs, then went to the Rangers in a trade involving prospect Mike Olt on July 22. Overall, the 29-year-old finished with a 3.82 ERA in 155.1 innings over 24 starts.

  1. NYTolstoy - Nov 15, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    I feel bad for the rangers they have up a nice prospect for Garza and he didnt deliver. reminds me of the wheeler beltran swap for the Giants that also floundered. Only different Beltran played very well during the two month rental

    • NYTolstoy - Nov 15, 2013 at 7:59 PM

      *GAVE UP. . .damn you smart phone, damn you

  2. tfbuckfutter - Nov 15, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    I hope he doesn’t end up in Boston.

    After finding out what a dick the guy is, I don’t ever want to not root against him.

  3. spudchukar - Nov 15, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    First Bartlett, now Garza. Twins getting the band back together.

    • tfbuckfutter - Nov 15, 2013 at 7:58 PM

      Too bad Delmon Young isn’t available.

      He’s signed up for a pie-eating contest all of next season.

      It’s not really a contest. He’s just planning to spend 7 months eating pie.

    • happytwinsfan - Nov 15, 2013 at 9:27 PM

      don’t forget they’re also looking at santana

      • spudchukar - Nov 15, 2013 at 9:37 PM

        Of course, every band needs a lead guitar player.

  4. markofapro - Nov 15, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    4th starter …so overrated. Why, oh why did the Rangers trade for this fool.

    • Cris E - Nov 15, 2013 at 10:46 PM

      Hey now, let’s not be bad-mouthing the fourth starters. We Twins fans would love to see a legitimate #4 on the roster.

  5. ndnut - Nov 16, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    We have legitimate #4s. The problem is ALL 5 STARTERS ARE LEGITIMATE #4S!!!!!!!!!! Fix this Terry Ryan!

    • schm1471 - Nov 16, 2013 at 3:46 PM

      That’s being really generous.

  6. joerymi - Nov 16, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    Why would the Twins spend any money? If they signed Robinson Cano they still wouldn’t be competitive.

    With the best farm system in baseball, I would be moving any piece I could for more prospects. Use any free agency money you do have to eat a chunk of that Mauer contract and you might fetch another decent prospect to put around Sano and Buxton.

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