Friday, January 07, 2011

Cubs Trade For Matt Garza! UPDATED!!!

11:40 AM CT- I am hearing the pitcher the Cubs acquired in the trade is Matt Moore, Alex Torres, or Braulio Lara. All three are left handed pitchers in the the Rays top 10 prospects for 2011 according to Baseball America. As soon as I can confirm it I will post it. If this is the case you can then argue the Cubs got a better deal than everyone originally thought.

11:15 AM CT- According to my sources and confirmed by Bruce Miles the Cubs got Fernando Perez, a switch hitting speedy outfielder. Not a bad pick up, would likely replace Guyer on the roster.

The Chicago Cubs have traded Chris Archer, Brandon Guyer, Robinson Chirinos, Hak-Ju Lee and Sam Fuld to the Tampa Bay Rays for Matt Garza, a minor league pitcher, and a minor league outfielder.

This seems like a lot of prospects for one decent #2 pitcher but I guess it is a move Jim "had to make." A lot is going to depend on who the minor league pitcher and outfielder are for me to grade this trade. So far it looks like a win now move for the Cubs by trading away a ton of their young talent.

More reaction and information on this later.....


Nick I Cub Fan said...

In the majors last year the top 3 homer hitting teams were TORONTO 254, BOSTON 211, NYY 201. Garza had to face them several times last year. His home field is 315ft. LF. 404 ft. CF. 322 ft. RF. And his ERA was still under 4.
Wrigley is 355 ft. LF. 400 ft. CF.
353 ft. RF. Garza should be great at wrigley. The only lefty i like of the 3 is Moore. Archer,Guyer and Chirinos will all play this year and do good for the RAYS. this also means more trades. Wells Silva and maybe Gorzelanny. Keep up the good work, love this site.

Nick I Cub Fan said...

Desipio is reporting that PEREZ was a real prospect .423 OBP 32 SB
at AA 3 years ago. Then 2 years ago
in AAA he had an OBP of .361 and 43 SB. After dislocating his wrist he's had some problems. Maybe he could play center and lead off if he ever gets healthy. There is also a you tube interview on him. Complaining about only making 400,000.