The Cubs are shopping Matt Garza, reports both FoxSports.com’s Jon Morosi and ESPN.com’s Buster Olney.
Chicago is aggressively putting the word out around baseball that Garza can be had. The Cubs will probably have to be blown away by an offer to actually trade the right-hander, but the market for available starting pitchers is rough this winter and many teams are likely to have interest. Garza, 27, posted a 3.32 ERA and 197/63 K/BB ratio in 198 innings this year. He’s due a raise over the $5.95 million salary that he earned in 2011 as a second-year arbitration-eligible player. He can’t become a free agent until 2014.