Did the Red Sox dodge a bullet?

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    Did the Red Sox dodge a bullet?

    Glad they didn't trade for him.From MLBTraderumors.com:

    Matt Garza has a stress reaction in the back of his pitching elbow and has been shut down indefinitely, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Garza, who hasn’t pitched since July 21st, could miss the remainder of the season. If he doesn’t return this year, it’ll affect his offseason trade value. However, Cubs GM Jed Hoyer has said he expects the right-hander to be in Chicago’s 2013 rotation.
     
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    Mojo ... I agree and made a similar point elsewhere, Garza had not pitched in over 10 days at that time.  When a top trading chip all of a sudden disappears from view, something unpleasant is afoot.
     
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    This isn't exactly a revelation.  The elbow issue was out in the open, the potential for shut down for any elbow issue high.  That was clearly why the trade fires died around Garza.  Of course, around here, not moving on Garza had nothing to do with forboding elbow problems and everything to do with Cherrington being ineffectual/puppet/babe-in-the-woods.  There was no bullet dodging required.  Cherrington saw the loaded gun and steered well clear.
     
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    Mojo ... I agree and made a similar point elsewhere, Garza had not pitched in over 10 days at that time.  When a top trading chip all of a sudden disappears from view, something unpleasant is afoot.
    Posted by SinceYaz

    I knew he had an injury around the trade deadline,but I didn't think it would be season ending.
     
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    Really it is not just making good decision.  Boston was just lucky not to make the trade.  Boston have been unlucky in all year along due of injuries.  Making that trade have prevent Boston to have one more unlucky player on the roster!!
     
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    the sox would never have traded for him anyways...the cubs were talking about a haul of top prospects which was never gonna happen.Not 1 team bite on top 50 prospects for him
     
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    Trade rumors involving Matt Garza swirled persistently around this summer's non-waiver deadline, but a triceps injury helped keep the right-hander in Chicago. Garza, now sidelined indefinitely with the injury, seems to be part of GM Jed Hoyer's plans for 2013 according to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune. Sullivan writes:

    "He's likely to be a member of the Cubs in 2013," [Hoyer] said. "And we're excited to have him. (Trading him) is the last thing we're thinking of. We're just trying to get this guy healthy."

    The 28-year-old Garza has pitched to a 3.91 ERA with an 8.3 K/9, 2.8 BB/9 and 47.3% groundball rate in 103 2/3 innings for the Cubs in 2012. His fastball enjoyed its usual solid velocity (93.6 mph on average) and he's held opponents to a .236/.301/.393 batting line. He's earning $9.5MM in 2012 and, as a Super Two player, he will be eligible for arbitration for a fourth and final time this offseason.

    Hanging onto Garza into the 2013 season carries extra implications for his trade value, given changes to baseball's collective bargaining agreement. Should the Cubs move him in the offseason, the acquiring team would qualify for draft pick compensation following a qualifying offer. If Garza is moved midseason next year, however, his new team would be ineligible to receive a draft pick.

     
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    We could've had Dempster too!

    He got absolutely lit up by LAA.

    Let's see how he does tonight against the Sox?
     
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    Re: Did the Red Sox dodge a bullet?

    Where are all the Ben bashers who cried he didn't get Garza.
     
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    Where are all the Ben bashers who cried he didn't get Garza.
    Posted by moonslav59
    Or Darvish. I seem to remember some moaning about that over the winter.
     
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    Re: Did the Red Sox dodge a bullet?

    You never saw me say we should go after Garza
     
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    In Response to Re: Did the Red Sox dodge a bullet?:
    This isn't exactly a revelation.  The elbow issue was out in the open, the potential for shut down for any elbow issue high.  That was clearly why the trade fires died around Garza.  Of course, around here, not moving on Garza had nothing to do with forboding elbow problems and everything to do with Cherrington being ineffectual/puppet/babe-in-the-woods.  There was no bullet dodging required.  Cherrington saw the loaded gun and steered well clear.
    Posted by SpacemanEephus



    LOL . Great response, an A++
     
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    Where are all the Ben bashers who cried he didn't get Garza.

    Sox4ever

     

    I think they're hiding with the Crawford Bashers

     
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    Re: Did the Red Sox dodge a bullet?

    It can happen to any pitcher at any time.  That is why it would be foolish to give up all or most of our top prospects for a pitcher. Even King Felix.
     
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