Look at the Cubs current roster and it makes sense why a potential trade of Matt Garza seemingly gains steam everyday.
The Cubs need help, and a lot of it, to eventually compete beyond the 2012 season.
Garza’s trade value as a solid 28-year-old starter could single handedly revamp the Cubs in one fell swoop with the addition of four high-quality prospects coming in return for his services.
This falls right in line with Epstein & Co.’s new course of action–gaining young, talented players in exchange for some of Chicago’s best veterans.
Most notably, the trade of Sean Marshall sent a clear message the Cubs are in rebuilding mode, which doesn’t at all jive with the idea of signing Garza, the team’s most valuable trade bait, to a long-term deal.
Simply said, the prize is in the prospects for the Cubs, and Garza can net the most value in return.
For now, all the noise surrounding Garza are just rumors. But that’s sure to turn to sweet music for the Cubs with young fresh faces on the way.