Cubs Rumors: Matt Garza 'All But Certain To Be Traded,' Either At Deadline Or During The Winter

The Chicago Cubs haven't enjoyed the best of circumstances regarding the trade value of veteran pitchers Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza, but that hasn't stopped (or even slowed) the trade deadline rumors circulating through the internet. Garza won't pitch again before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline due to fluid buildup in his right biceps, but Jon Heyman of CBS Sports says the Cubs are almost certain to deal Garza anyways. It's all a matter of timing now.

Heyman notes that the two parties broke of extension talks during the spring and haven't revisited the issue, so he speculates that "if Garza isn't traded at the deadline, he seems all but certain to be traded this winter."

Here is what Heyman said in his latest post:

But if Garza isn't traded at the deadline, he seems all but certain to be traded this winter.

The Dodgers, Blue Jays[,] Red Sox and many others teams were reported to have interest.

The reason a trade for Garza from the Cubs appears so likely is this: the Cubs and Garza have not spoken about a contract extension since talks broke off this spring.

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