According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, Matt Garza has filed for a 2012 salary of $10.225 million in his arbitration case, while the Chicago Cubs' offer came a little under $8 million.
Garza files at $10.225M, cubs at $7.95M— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 17, 2012
Garza, who made $5.95 million last season, posted the lowest ERA of his career in 2011 and won 10 games with the Cubs. According to FanGraphs, that performance was worth well over $20 million dollars, so the Cubs may be getting a bargain no matter what they agree to pay Garza.
Garza has a career 3.83 ERA and has won 52 games over the course of six major-league seasons.
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