The Chicago Cubs interest in Tampa Bay Rays players continued yesterday. Shortly after the announcement of 1B Carlos Pena signing a 1 year $10,000,000 dollar deal, rumors surfaced that the Chicago Cubs are interested in trading for SP Matt Garza.
Bruce Levine of ESPN announced yesterday that the Tampa Bay Rays had preliminary discussions regarding a trade for the starting picture. Garza had a solid season in 2010 15-10, 3.91 in 32 starts.
Levine reported late last night that the Milwaukee Brewers and the Texas Rangers have also expressed interest for the right hander. The possible trade is rumored to involve the Tampa Bay Rays receiving prospects for Garza.
Personally, I feel that if the Rays indeed want to move Garza, they might be able to get better value for thim if they wait until next season’s trade deadline and try to trade him to a team in serious need of pitching in a playoff run.