Report: Cubs Considering Long-Term Extension with Matt Garza

According to a report from Jon Heyman, the Cubs have re-engaged talks with Matt Garza over a possible long-term extension. The two sides discussed a long-term contract shortly after Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer took over baseball operations for the Cubs. The talks are believed to have broken off after Garza asked for no-trade clause to be included in the deal.

Jon Heyman and Jesse Rogers reported that the Cubs and Garza have recently discussed contract options that would keep with the Cubs.

According to the report from ESPN Chicago, the Cubs will still likely trade Matt Garza prior to the July 31 deadline. The Cubs have reportedly received a lot of calls about Matt Garza and are rumored to have discussed packages with several teams. The Red Sox, Nationals, Orioles, Rockies, Indians, Rangers and Blue Jays are rumored to be the most interested. The Orioles are thought to still be in the mix even after acquiring Scott Feldman last week.

Jon Heyman mentioned the Cubs and Garza had long-term contract discussions two springs ago in his report.

The Cubs are not going to give away Matt Garza and it would not be surprising to see them extend him if they feel a team will not pay, in terms of prospects, what the Cubs’ feel he is worth.

According to a report from the Tribune on Monday night, the Cubs are thought to be talking to teams about a possible package deal that would include Dioner Navarro, along with Matt Garza.

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