The Matt Garza deal officially fell through and though Texas is still not out of it, there isn’t a lot of hope they can get something together. The Cubs are exploring deals with other teams. Everyone is back in the game and one of which is the Washington Nationals, who we believe was the mystery team involved.
The Cubs goal is still to trade him by Monday.
It’s unclear which team backed out but a Yahoo report by Jeff Passan states that the Rangers continued to pursue a deal, so it may have been players from their side. Many Texas players rumored in the deal: Neftali Feliz, Mike Olt, and Neil Ramirez have had medical issues in the past, so it’s very plausible that it’s the Cubs who backed out.
UPDATE: We are hearing that it was meds on the Texas Rangers side and that it was one of the pitchers.
The Nationals were said to be interested in a second player and Passan speculates it may have been LHP James Russell.
UPDATE 10:15 PM: It appears no deal will get done tonight, according to MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan.
The two sides may pick it up tomorrow but right now there is nothing happening. It may get done at some point, it may not. But tonight is not the night
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