MLB Trade Rumors: Chicago Cubs Must Trade Matt Garza for Anthony Rizzo

December 20, 2011 by  

The rumored deal floated by ESPN's Jim Bowden that Matt Garza could be traded to the San Diego Padres for first baseman Anthony Rizzo would be a great, first major player move by Theo Epstein.

Garza is a solid pitcher, but Epstein is bringing the philosophy of aiming for greatness. On a great team, Garza is a third or fourth starter, for the Cubs in 2011, he was the ace of the staff.

Moving Garza makes sense, especially for a prospect with the tools Anthony Rizzo has—a power hitting left-handed first basemen whom I...

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