With word out that the Chicago Cubs are looking for last and best offers in their quest to trade starting pitcher Matt Garza, comes a report that despite heavy interest in adding a starting pitcher, the Arizona Diamondbacks will not be including top prospects Archie Bradley nor Tyler Skaggs in any deal.
Garza is considered the best available starting pitcher on the market with just under two weeks before the non-waiver trade deadline, but the Cubs price on him is high. Chicago has drawn interest from several teams, including the Diamondbacks, Indians, Red Sox, and Blue Jays, whose interest is considered strong.
It is unclear if the Cubs would settle for a package of players from Arizona that included right hander Randall Delgado. At the deadline last year, Chicago attempted to get Delgado from the Braves when they were dealing Ryan Dempster. That deal never happened, as Dempster was dealt to Texas and Delgado found his way to Arizona as park of the Justin Upton trade during the Winter.
Delgado is 1-3 with 3.92 ERA in seven appearances (six starts) with the D-backs this season. His name has also come up in rumors involving Jake Peavy of the White Sox.