The Cubs are supposedly willing to listen to offers for every one of their players, but a source told Sherman that, “it is very, very unlikely” that they will deal Garza.
At this point it seems like Cashman won’t be able to make any trades until the December Winter Meetings at the earliest, but it could come much later than that even. The Yankees have been asking around quite a bit and have not like the asking prices at all.
He has asked about the Athletics pitchers, but Billy Beane apparently wants an ace in return for either of his top pitchers. The same goes for John Danks, although Sherman did add that they like Austin Romine.
It seems like this could be posturing by Cashman to try to get teams to drop their prices, but it certainly seems like it could be a long cold winter in the Bronx. At least their own minor league starters are that much closer to the majors so if they have to turn to Freddy Garcia and Bartolo Colon again they could potentially have mid-season replacements.