When it comes to Matt Garza we are hearing a couple of things.
A deal should come very soon, and all signs point to Texas.
I had heard from some industry people this weekend that Texas would be the odds on favorite to obtain the best pitcher on the market. Everything I've heard since only bolsters that information.
The name that keeps popping up in any potential deal is third base prospect Mike Olt. Olt was rumored to be involved in the deal that fell apart last July, a deal that would have included Garza before his injury derailed it. Olt has struggled this season but apparently the Cubs still have interest. They see him as a buy low value. Do not worry about where Olt will play in relation to the recent signing of draft pick Kris Bryant.
The Cubs are just accumulating assets and there are no guarantees on any prospect. In addition, Bryant has the size that could potentially push him to a corner outfield position.
I had heard that the deal would be Olt and pitching, and the Cubs are thought to prefer at least one MLB ready pitcher included in the deal.
We believe there is another NL team still lurking while Boston also may want the Cubs to wait. However, like I said on Twitter last night, bet on the Rangers.
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