Friday, January 7, 2011

Cubs on the verge of acquiring a 10th starting pitcher?

Bruce Levine has broken a story saying that a deal has been agreed upon with the Tampa Bay Rays to send Matt Garza to the Cubs.

The prospects involved in this trade appear to be Chris Archer, Hak-Ju Lee, Brandon Guyer, Robinson Chirinos, and Sam Fuld.

The Cubs will be getting a couple of minor leaguers along with Garza as well.

Honestly, this appears to be way way way way way way too high of a price for a guy that I don’t expect to be any better than Carlos Zambrano or Ryan Dempster. I know a lot of people are pretty high on Garza, but, honestly, outside of his playoff record, I think people are somewhat blinded by this guy’s no-hitter last year. He’s a good pitcher, but he hasn’t proven to be consistent.

I really don’t quite understand why the Cubs think this will help the team. It doesn’t solve the problem of dumping some of their huge contracts. It doesn’t address the problem areas for the team. It does nothing to secure the future for this team.

It’s a bad trade.

Supposedly, all that is left now is for there to be some physicals to be passed and the Cubs have another starter to go with Zambrano, Dempster, Wells, Silva, Diamond, Coleman, Cashner, Gorzellany, and Marshall.

I look forward to seeing the Cubs use a 10 man rotation this year.