Trade Rumor: Yankees Interested in Garza, but No Talks at the Moment 13

Despite everything we’ve heard about the Yankees staying quiet this offseason, they will keep checking through their options and one of the bigger names on the trade block is the Cubs’ Matt Garza.

The Yankees would have interest in Garza, Joel Sherman of the NY Post reports, but they are not currently in talks with any teams regarding starting pitchers.

It’s still too early for that kind of stuff really. The Winter Meetings start on December 5 and that’s when I expect teams to really start discussing trades.

It’s hard to say exactly what the Cubs would expect in return for Garza, but his trade from Tampa to Chicago would be a good template for a deal. In that trade Garza was sent over along with two not-phenomenal prospects for Chris Archer (rated No. 27 by Baseball America pre-2011), Sam Fuld, Hak-Ju Lee (No. 92 by BA pre-2011), another decent prospect and a minor league lifer.

The Yankees could swing that kind of a deal, but a comparable trade would have to include either Dellin Betances or Manny Banuelos.

Another interesting thing in the trade talks is how Brian Cashman will be able to work with Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer now that the two are no longer with the Boston Red Sox (Hoyer was with the Sox prior to the Padres). Obviously trades between the Yankees and Sox almost never happen, but Cashman and Epstein have a mutual respect toward each other and now that they are not division rivals they may actually be able to work well together. Or maybe old habits die hard.

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13 thoughts on “Trade Rumor: Yankees Interested in Garza, but No Talks at the Moment

  • Tanned Tom

    If the rotation on opening day is Sabathia, Nova, Garcia, Burnett, Hughes then Cashman should be fired. 2 years in a row with a garbage rotation is 1 too many.
    Here's the deal I would shoot for:
    Cubs give: Garza, Zambrano, Sean Marshall
    Yanks give: Burnett, Hughes, Romine, Nunez

    rotation in 2012 would be Sabathia, Garza, Nova, Garcia, rookie

  • Marc Perez

    No chance the Yanks would ever give Zambrano a shot. This organization prides itself on character, something Zambrano knows nothing of.

  • Tony

    Why not just trade Joe Girardi for Garza, that would shore up the pitching and leave an opening for Willie Randolph to manage the Bombers or maybe even Jorge Pasada.

  • Michael Pimentel

    I would love to have a pitcher with the youth and talent of a Garza, but at the right price. All prospects are game for this deal except Banuelos, Betances or Montero. Someone mentioned Hughes which I think is outrages since Hughes is only 25 years old and an 18 game winner. Unless the deal is Hughes and Igawa for Garza then no! This is the chance to get Garza since the Rays would not trade him to the Yankees last time. Hopefully the deal gets done and we keep our better prospects.

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