clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Cubs Trade Rumors: Chicago Must Be 'Overwhelmed' To Deal Pitcher Matt Garza, According To Report

The Chicago Cubs have made it known that they would be willing to part ways with starting pitcher Matt Garza, but according to Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman, they're going to need quite a bit in return:

told at least 1 team that would need to be overwhelmed to even consider trading garza. [sic]

Garza's value is high coming off one of his most valuable seasons as a professional. Although he finished 2011 with a modest 10-10 win-loss record, he posted a career-best 3.32 ERA while averaging one strikeout per inning, and he's thrown at least 180 innings in each of the last four seasons. And he is still a relatively young player--2012 will be his age-28 season.

For more updates on Chicago sports, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage of the Cubs, head over to Bleed Cubbie Blue. Also, check out MLB Daily Dish for more Cubs rumors and transactions.