Is there a hotter name in the world of MLB trade rumors right now than Chicago Cubs pitcher Matt Garza?
Probably not, and he knows it all too well.
Garza helped the Cubs defeat the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday and then held an interview in which he stated a few interesting things, including the fact he thinks his chance of remaining with the Cubs is 50/50 (via Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports).
Now, remember that the Cubs are sellers this year, not buyers. Their job is to hype up their prospects in order to get more value for them on the open market from contending teams. The Cubs have said in the past that the team is looking to bring Garza back rather than trade him, but that has always been viewed as more of a way to drive up the price than anything.
If Garza truly feels he has a 50 percent chance of staying with the Cubs, then the negotiations on an extension may be a little more serious than we thought.
That, or Garza really has the Cubs’ best interest’s at heart—or truly wants out.
Garza says it would be very difficult to move on from Chicago. Things just got a lot more confusing in the Garaza saga, regardless of what the team has told him.
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