Report: Red Sox Still After Matt Garza
The Boston Red Sox are still interested in acquiring Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza, according to the Boston Globe.
The Red Sox had initially asked for Garza as compensation for departing general manager Theo Epstein. While Boston was not able to land Garza in the agreement that sent Epstein to Chicago, the Red Sox former long-time general manager may be in the unique situation to send the starting pitcher back to his old team.
It won’t come cheap though, according to the Globe, who say that the Red Sox would likely have to give up more than the Washington Nationals did last week to acquire Gio Gonzalez from the Oakland Athletics. The Nationals at the time outbid the Red Sox for Gonzalez, which leave some to speculate that the team may not have enough ammunition to land Garza. Garza, 28, tallied a 10-10 record in his first season with the Cubs. In 198 innings pitched he posted a 3.32 ERA and 197 strikeouts.