According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs and Rangers have had “numerous conversations the past two days centered around Matt Garza.”
The Cubs are hesitant to move the best starting pitcher on the team and most think it would take a better package of prospects than the one Jim Hendry sent to Tampa for Garza last January. Matt Garza is coming off an excellent year and is arbitration eligible for the next two seasons. Garza does not become a free agent until after the 2013 season.
According to Levine’s source, Scott Feldman is one of the pitchers the Cubs asked for in return for Matt Garza. The Rangers are unwilling to part with Feldman in a deal for Garza.
Due to the amount of quality prospects in the Rangers’ system, coupled with the fact Texas was very interested in Garza a year ago, if the Cubs were to find a trade partner for Matt Garza, the Rangers could end up being the best match.
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