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    Cubs close to acquiring Matt Garza from Rays

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2011/0...ce=twitterfeed

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    The Cubs are close to trading for Rays righty Matt Garza, reports Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times.

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    Brewers get Greinke.
    Cubs get Garza.
    Reds get Willis.

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    Re: Cubs close to acquiring Matt Garza from Rays

    Quote Originally Posted by Hondo View Post
    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2011/0...ce=twitterfeed

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    The Cubs are close to trading for Rays righty Matt Garza, reports Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times.

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    Brewers get Greinke.
    Cubs get Garza.
    Reds get Willis.

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    Exactly HOW would be adding Garza improve our team? Plus according to that site Major League sources tell David Kaplan of CSNChicago.com that the teams have discussed Garza, but other names have not been exchanged. Though the Cubs are willing to part with talent for the right-hander, the Rays would have to be overwhelmed to move him, Kaplan reports. to me this says they have talked no deal, plus it sounds like it is going to cost the Cubs, so where is the big deal in this? Garza is no better then any pitcher we presently have on our SP rotation.
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    Re: Cubs close to acquiring Matt Garza from Rays

    Quote Originally Posted by brm7675 View Post
    Exactly HOW would be adding Garza improve our team? Plus according to that site Major League sources tell David Kaplan of CSNChicago.com that the teams have discussed Garza, but other names have not been exchanged. Though the Cubs are willing to part with talent for the right-hander, the Rays would have to be overwhelmed to move him, Kaplan reports. to me this says they have talked no deal, plus it sounds like it is going to cost the Cubs, so where is the big deal in this? Garza is no better then any pitcher we presently have on our SP rotation.
    You are not even getting it.

    It is about IMPROVING the Roster. Not about Garza at this point...

    Say it with me BDSM...

    Improvment

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    Re: Cubs close to acquiring Matt Garza from Rays

    Quote Originally Posted by Hondo View Post
    You are not even getting it.

    It is about IMPROVING the Roster. Not about Garza at this point...

    Say it with me BDSM...

    Improvment
    Adding players does NOT equal improving ones roster...

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    Re: Cubs close to acquiring Matt Garza from Rays

    Quote Originally Posted by brm7675 View Post
    Adding players does NOT equal improving ones roster...
    If you really think my point was to just add players... There is something wrong with you...

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    Re: Cubs close to acquiring Matt Garza from Rays

    Quote Originally Posted by Hondo View Post
    If you really think my point was to just add players... There is something wrong with you...
    that is your point. you want Walt to 'add' somebody. Well if there is NO one out there to add that significantly improves your team, what is the GM to do? Just add a player for adding sake? There has been no one on the FA market that we could have added that either we could afford or would improve our team. Trade wise, again of those players moved, none of them significantly would improve our team and depending on whom and how much may have hurt our team. I am all for adding talent that helps our team, but when it's not available, I would rather not make a move.

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    Re: Cubs close to acquiring Matt Garza from Rays

    Quote Originally Posted by Hondo View Post
    You are not even getting it.

    It is about IMPROVING the Roster. Not about Garza at this point...

    Say it with me BDSM...

    Improvment
    What is improving?

    If it has to do with comedy, then you are right the Cubs are good at that.

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    Re: Cubs close to acquiring Matt Garza from Rays

    I'm pretty sure this was refuted; I doubt the Cubs add Garza. I for one am glad the Reds aren't just throwing resources at marginal improvements just to placate the chicken littles.
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    Re: Cubs close to acquiring Matt Garza from Rays

    I get it. The Reds have neglected to SERIOUSLY address their own weaknesses. Meanwhile, other teams in the NL Central are making SERIOUS strides.

    Meanwhile, the Reds make WEAK attempts by signing Dontrelle Willis, Jeremy Hermida, and considering Fred Lewis, all who have seriously struggled or not put up impacting numbers.

    How about acquiring Choo or Ellsbury or Brett Gardner as a SERIOUS leadoff hitter?
    How about acquiring a quality hitter to hit behind Votto?
    How about acquiring a Cliff Lee-like type pitcher who could be our ace come playoff time?

    No. As usual, Walt and Bob are content with weak and cheap stopgaps.

    It won't surprise me to see one or two teams in the NL Central pass us this year.
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    Re: Cubs close to acquiring Matt Garza from Rays

    I wouldn't be so quick to jump on Walt. From an outsiders perspective, I think the Reds have enough to stay competitive all season long. If what Walt did in St. Louis was any indication, he will probably add a piece at the trade deadline if the Reds need it. Your offense will still be good and your pitching will be competitive on a nightly basis. If you make it to the playoffs, then it becomes a bit iffy matching your team against other playoff teams.

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    Re: Cubs close to acquiring Matt Garza from Rays

    Garza's a chump.

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    I sure wish trades would stop getting made so I don't have to come on here and read you moaning about how bad our front office is. If there are problems with the team I'm sure they will be addressed. Remember you can play games and then make trades. Trading deadline isn't until 7-31. Just have faith in our front office, they got us to the playoffs last year, I'm sure they know what they are doing more than you do.

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    Re: Cubs close to acquiring Matt Garza from Rays

    Quote Originally Posted by arkimadee View Post
    I sure wish trades would stop getting made so I don't have to come on here and read you moaning about how bad our front office is. If there are problems with the team I'm sure they will be addressed. Remember you can play games and then make trades. Trading deadline isn't until 7-31. Just have faith in our front office, they got us to the playoffs last year, I'm sure they know what they are doing more than you do.
    It isn't about other teams making trades to improve their rosters...

    It is about the Reds F.O. not doing anything to improve the weakness' on the Ball Club.

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    Re: Cubs close to acquiring Matt Garza from Rays

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    I get it. The Reds have neglected to SERIOUSLY address their own weaknesses. Meanwhile, other teams in the NL Central are making SERIOUS strides.

    Meanwhile, the Reds make WEAK attempts by signing Dontrelle Willis, Jeremy Hermida, and considering Fred Lewis, all who have seriously struggled or not put up impacting numbers.

    How about acquiring Choo or Ellsbury or Brett Gardner as a SERIOUS leadoff hitter?
    How about acquiring a quality hitter to hit behind Votto?
    How about acquiring a Cliff Lee-like type pitcher who could be our ace come playoff time?

    No. As usual, Walt and Bob are content with weak and cheap stopgaps.

    It won't surprise me to see one or two teams in the NL Central pass us this year.
    Good Post.

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    Re: Cubs close to acquiring Matt Garza from Rays

    Wonder if the mods will ever break down and make Hondo and BRM get a room and fight it out, this battle of words is getting tiresome.
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