The New York Yankees are one of the teams that's shown interest in acquiring starting pitcher Matt Garza from the Chicago Cubs, but Jack Curry of the YES Network is reporting that they're not interested at Chicago's current asking price. According to Curry, the Cubs have asked for Jesus Montero and one of New York's top pitching prospects, either Manny Banuelos or Dellin Betances.
That's a massive demand, one that includes arguably the game's top MLB-ready hitting prospect in addition to a top-100 pitching prospect. The Yankees understandably aren't interested in giving up that kind of value for Garza, a very talented pitcher but one that's only under control for two somewhat costly seasons. The Yankees can easily take in the roughly $20 million that Garza will command through arbitration over 2012 and 2013, but not if it means giving up Montero as well as Banuelos or Betances.
For now, the Yankees and Cubs will likely look elsewhere for matches. Edwin Jackson has been rumored as a potential target for the Yankees, while the Red Sox, Marlins, Tigers and Blue Jays are among the other teams that have been rumored to be interested in Garza.
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