Matt Garza Rumors: Tuesday

The trade deadline is roughly eight hours away, and we learned yesterday that the Cubs are talking Matt Garza with multiple clubs despite a fluid buildup in the righty's triceps that will keep him from pitching until after the deadline passes.  The 28-year-old is under team control for 2013, a season for which he will earn approximately $12.1MM, according to MLBTR contributor Matt Swartz.  The Cubs moved Paul Maholm, Reed Johnson, and Geovany Soto on Monday; here's the latest on Garza.


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  1. Gobias Bluth 3 years ago

    I hope the Dodgers pass on this dude.

    • ctothed 3 years ago

      Because Harrang is so good?

      • notsureifsrs 3 years ago

        because garza isn’t. i’m sure he wouldn’t trade for harang either, but they already have him

      • Gobias Bluth 3 years ago

        Because Garza is hurt at present. Given all the injuries they’ve had this year, do you really think it’d be wise to take on someone who is currently hurt? Remember the White Sox taking a hurt Jake Peavy at the dead line? Took FOREVER before Peavy finally got on the field and was productive. I’m just saying it isn’t wise and I would look elsewhere. Dempster, given his recent DL trips, makes me a bit nervous as well. It’s got nothing to do with the Harrangatang, he’ll pitch himself out of the rotation all by himself, a SP acquisition of any sort should help expedite that though.

  2. I hope the Reds pass on this dude.

    • I hope somebody takes this dude! I doubt it will be the Reds and the Dodgers, more than likely the Blue Jays!

  3. Michael Wadle 3 years ago

    Thank you Tim Dierkes for posting so early. I really appreciate it. I’ve been up late getting my trade deadline rumors fix!

  4. What do the Reds have in the way of prospects?

    • baseball52 3 years ago

      There are about 4-5 guys that are A-B talents and then there’s a nice dropoff into the C types.

  5. slasher016 3 years ago

    The Reds interest seems to be nothing more than smoke. Why would the Reds add a starting pitcher? The Reds have the 2nd best pitching in MLB. Plus Garza isn’t cheap in prospects or salary. Mike Leake is just fine, despite his rough game yesterday.

    • cubfan4life 3 years ago

      Agreed. Cincy should focus on an upgrade at the top of their lineup (Victorino maybe Span). If Garza gets moved, and right now i still think he stays, but if he does I think the team to get him would be Toronto. They have the pitching prospects that the Cubs front office are hoping to bring back. They are still in the A-AA ball area but they could all end up arriving at the same time with Soler, Concepcion and co.

  6. Karkat 3 years ago

    Why the Cubs didn’t trade Garza during the offseason will never make sense to me.

    • notsureifsrs 3 years ago

      miscalculated risk

      • Karkat 3 years ago

        I’m not sure what the risk they thought they were taking even was though. They couldn’t possibly expect to compete this season… right?

        I mean, I know my delusional Cubs fan friend claimed the team could win the division, but I assume ownership and management were more rational than that.

        • notsureifsrs 3 years ago

          well i doubt they expected the CBA to change things so radically for one. for another, they may have believed garza was more than a fluke and wanted the heat of a trade deadline to drive up his price

          i don’t think they ever entertained the idea of winning. they may have figured he’d be worth extending if he wasn’t traded at the deadline, but that was before he turned back into a pumpkin

          • Karkat 3 years ago

            I mean, obviously I don’t know what the situation was like, but I have a hard time believing they couldn’t get a great deal for Garza in February.

  7. Bombastic_Dave 3 years ago

    Garza to the Jays would be more believable if nobody had said anything about it.

  8. brandondc 3 years ago

    Would love to see Garza in a Reds uniform as long as we don’t have to part with Hamilton, Cingrani, Corcino, Stephenson or HRod to get him. Maybe something similar to Lotzkar/Leake, Heisey, and Gregorious?

    Reds rotation fell apart in the 2010 playoffs so I’d love to add another solid arm right now.

    • baseball52 3 years ago

      You’re competing with the Jays for Garza. The Jays have everything in the way of prospects, so withholding all of your valuable guys isn’t going to cut it.

      • brandondc 3 years ago

        If they were willing to give up some of those prospects to make a deal they probably would have made one by now. I’ll admit that they’re more like than Cincinnati to pull the trigger on Garza but if they don’t, as a Reds fan, those are the guys I want to see untouchable.

        • baseball52 3 years ago

          Trades don’t take 5 minutes when you’re talking about impact prospects and players…

          • brandondc 3 years ago

            They do when it involves an injury and teams (Jays, Reds) that don’t pull the trigger often

          • rikersbeard 3 years ago

            really? Jays make quite a few trades.

    • slasher016 3 years ago

      So you want to trade for a slight upgrade over Leake, while losing 3 years of control and paying 12M vs. 500K and you want to throw in Heisey and Gregorius as well? Excluding the fact that Garza may or may not be healthy.

  9. Jennifer Campbell 3 years ago

    Here is a scenario I could see happening. The Reds get Garza from the Cubs for Heisey and a pair of Minor league players. I think they then trade someone like Homer Bailey to the Twins in a deal for Denard Span because the Twins want a young Major League Starting pitcher. I could see them throw in a couple young pitching prospects , or an infield prospect.,Maybe they offer their pick in next year’s Competitive Balance Draft.as part of it. I think it makes sense, more than Victorino, because Walt Jocketty has stated in the past that he is more interested in players that have controllable contracts. Span fits that profile, because he is locked up through the 2015 season and he has a higher average than Victorino. The Reds feel the asking price is too high for him, because he is a Free Agent and could walk at the end of the season without any draft compensation coming back. Walt has been known to pull off deals that no one even thinks he’s in on. I wouldn’t count them out until the clock runs out.

  10. Stoibs 3 years ago

    My brother wasn’t optimistic it could be done, but I wouldn’t take “wasn’t optimistic it could be done” for an answer.

  11. Mikey Roederer 3 years ago

    Garza to the Rangers for Olt??? Too much?

    • oz10 3 years ago

      yes, way too much right now. If he was healthy, maybe. But he isn’t so the point is moot. We need Olt more than likely in the bigs next year.

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