Sep 21, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Texas Rangers pitcher Matt Garza (22) delivers a pitch against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Angels showing interest in Matt Garza


It’s no surprise that the Angels needed help last season, with pitching being one of their main areas of concern. Mat Garza is one of the highly touted pitchers on the free agent market, and the Angels have been showing interest as of late.

From ESPN Insider Doug Mittler,

The Angels already made a bold move Tuesday to acquire pitching, landing Hector Santiago from the White Sox and Tyler Skaggs from the Diamondbacks in a three-way deal that sent slugging first baseman Mark Trumbo to Arizona.

But the Halos are still looking to bolster a rotation that already includes Jered Weaver, C.J. Wilson and Garrett Richards. According to Bowden, GM Jerry Dipoto has his sights on the 30-year-old Garza, who posted a combined 10-6 record with a 3.82 ERA in 24 starts for the Cubs and Rangers.

Garza would add a lot of talent to any team’s pitching rotation, it’s just going to be a competition of who wants him more. Do you think he would be a good fit with the Angels, or should he go somewhere else? Leave a comment below.

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  • JTGleason

    I think Garza could be had for 4/$52M considering that he’s no ace, but reliable in a buyers’ market. That’s on par with his comparison FA Nolasco. If not, the Angels should move to a lower tier (Hammels, Maholm) as an insurance starter.