Cubs Get a Big Return From the Rangers For Matt Garza
Jul22

Cubs Get a Big Return From the Rangers For Matt Garza

The Chicago Cubs traded Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers today, first reported by Ken Rosenthal. The initial deal from Rosenthal looked big. Source: #Cubs will acquire Triple A IF Mike Olt, Single A RHP C.J. Edwards and a third player from #Rangers for Garza. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 22, 2013 Jess Passan added the third piece going to Chicago, and said there’s also a player to be named later. Final deal: Cubs...

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Pirates Are the “Team Du Jour” For Matt Garza
Jul21

Pirates Are the “Team Du Jour” For Matt Garza

The Pittsburgh Pirates are the “team du jour” for Chicago Cubs starter, according to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times. If you don’t know what that means, perhaps this will help. Wittenmyer points out that Neal Huntington suggested this afternoon that he has sought pitching, and said he has the flexibility to add payroll within reason. It sounds more like speculation and connecting the dots, but we do know...

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Trade Values: Matt Garza
Jul16

Trade Values: Matt Garza

Earlier today we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates are one of the teams strongly pursuing Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza. Garza has been linked to the Pirates a few times in the last week. I would be shocked if the Pirates end up trading for him, but I will take a look at his trade value to see what he would cost (or should cost), and to analyze why I don’t think the Pirates should even consider him. NOTE: The purpose...

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Pirates Are One of the Strongest Pursuers For Matt Garza
Jul16

Pirates Are One of the Strongest Pursuers For Matt Garza

The Pittsburgh Pirates are one of the strongest pursuers for right-handed pitcher Matt Garza, according to David Kaplan of CSNChicago.com. However, they’ve got company. Kaplan lists the Pirates as one of six teams who are strongly pursuing the Cubs right-hander, also naming Texas, St. Louis, Cleveland, Toronto, and the Dodgers. This isn’t the first we’ve heard the Pirates connected to Garza. A week ago Jon Morosi...

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Pirates Had a Scout Watching Matt Garza
Jul09

Pirates Had a Scout Watching Matt Garza

Jon Morosi of Fox Sports has an update on Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza, who has been one of the biggest names on the trade market this year. Morosi says that five teams had scouts at Garza’s last start. The Texas Rangers had two scouts watching Garza, while four other teams had one each. The Pirates were one of those teams with a scout in attendance. This is the time of year where a scout being in attendance usually...

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