The salary for which Chicago Cubs starter Matt Garza filed was initially reported to be $10.225 million, which as Jon Heyman clarified Thursday, is actually the midpoint between the two sides. Garza filed for $12.5 million.
garza actually filed at $12.5M, w/ #cubs at $7.95M. misread chart. the $10.225M was midpoint (seemed like weird filing #)— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 19, 2012
What Garza is asking for would more than double his 2011 salary of $5.95 million, and while he's not likely to be awarded such a hefty raise, there is a good chance he'll be worth that much money to the Chicago Cubs in 2012.
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According to FanGraphs, Garza has been worth over $12 million in three of the last four seasons.
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