Please stop me if you’ve heard this before…
The Tigers have reportedly once again reopened discussions for Chicago Cubs right-hander Matt Garza after talks broke down during the offseason. This is according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.
Detroit though is among six teams including the Cardinals, Red Sox, Jays, Braves and Royals who have initiated talks with Cubs GM Theo Epstein.
So far this season Garza (28) is 3-5 with a 4.07 ERA in 13 starts. He is also earning $9.5 million this year and will be arbitration eligible for the fourth and final time before the start of next season.
Initially the price tag was suspected to be high for Garza and reports were suggesting that the return for Garza would’ve been similar to what Billy Beane was asking for Gio Gonzalez. Even now, Tigers top prospect Jacob Turner will more than likely be part of any deal for Garza and it’s very possible that Epstein could also ask for Nick Castellanos and/or Rick Porcello.