According to the report, Garza does not want to be traded and he would like to stay with the Cubs but that “doesn’t seem possible now.” Garza thinks the Cubs are headed in the right direction and are not far away from winning. The Cubs made Garza’s agent aware of the situation and said they are looking to deal him in order to “add inventory for the future.”
Updated 2:22pm CDT – According to T.R. Sullivan, the Cubs and Rangers are still trying to “hammer out a deal.”
After landing in Denver, Matt Garza tweeted that he is with the team but does not know for how much longer.
Bruce Levine reported the Dodgers, Indians and Blue Jays remain in the mix for Garza and were told to make their final offers. The Rangers are considered to be the front runners for Garza but the deal will not include Martin Perez and according to reports on Friday morning, the Rangers are not wanting to include RHP Luke Jackson.
As for a possible package from the Indians, Levine’s sources indicated the Cubs have asked for third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall in a package for Garza but the Cubs might have to send an infielder back in a deal to Cleveland in order for Chisenhall to be included.
The Dodgers have refused to include either of their top two pitching prospects in a deal for Garza.
Stay Tuned …