Jul 3, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza (22) pitches aagainst the Oakland Athletics during the first inning at O.Co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Trade Rumors 2013: Chicago Cubs Making Progress on Matt Garza Trade

The Chicago Cubs, destined for another losing season have decided it’s time to start selling assets again, beginning with starting pitcher Matt Garza.

Deemed as one of the most pricey pitching assets on the market, teams will have to pony up to grab Garza who still has another year of arbitration under his belt. However, that hasn’t stopped teams from calling.

While Ricky Nolasco and Bud Norris figure to be cheaper options, Garza has the history of better seasons – yet to have a year of a plus 4.00 ERA in the National League, an impressive accomplishment considering Garza pitches half of his games in the windy Wrigely Field.

According to MLB Trade Rumors, the Cubs are in discussions with a large handful of teams:

The Cubs are “making progress” in trade negotiations surrounding Matt Garza, and they’re actively talking with the Rangers, Red Sox, Blue Jays, Indians and Dodgers. They may also still be involved in talks with the Orioles as well as other NL West teams.

Garza, who has dealt with injury this season has only thrown 57.1 innings, but has a solid 3.45 ERA through his first nine starts.

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