Matt Snyder is reporting that the Texas Rangers might be close to adding another starting pitcher after all, a move that also signals the team is moving on from keeping free agent C.J. Wilson, who is expected to make a decision soon. The pitcher is Matt Garza of the Chicago Cubs, and that also signals that Theo Epstein apparently is ready to shake things up with his club if he's willing to deal his best starting pitcher.
Snyder writes, "Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza is being discussed in a possible trade with the Texas Rangers, sources have told Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com. Garza has been rumored to be on the trading block throughout the offseason, though at other times he's been rumored to be part of the Cubs' future plans. Basically, new Cubs' braintrust (Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer et al) seem to be keeping everything very close to the vest."
"The Rangers' interest is obvious. Though still in the running for free agent starting pitcher C.J. Wilson, the Marlins and Angels appear to be the obvious favorites. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels told reporters Wednesday that he wouldn't be surprised to lose Wilson."