The Cubs have dangled Matt Garza on the trade block all offseason, but with other starters like Gio Gonzalez and John Danks now unavailable, it makes it likely that teams will get more aggressive in their talks with the Cubs.
As expected, talks are heating up and the Yankees are said to be involved in talks for the righty, according to David Kaplan of Comcast Sportsnet Chicago. The Blue Jays and Red Sox are also thought to be involved.
The Yankees have liked Garza for over a year now, but have been hesitant to part with a significant package to land him. They probably still wouldn’t include at least two of their top three prospects, but they certainly might include one and could have an increasing urgency to include better secondary prospects with more and more pitchers becoming unavailable.
This is really going to come down to price here. The Mat Latos and Gonzalez deals fetched one heck of a haul. The price for Garza will have to be at least slightly less for them to be serious players. Keep checking back here as we will continue to monitor trade talks.