Sunday, January 09, 2011

NL King - Matt Garza Traded to the National League Chicago Cubs

The NL landed another good starting pitcher today with the Tampa Rays shipping Matt Garza to the Chicago Cubs for a bunch of prospects. Garza who just turned 27, should benefit on his ERA & Ratio numbers going from the AL East to the NL. Garza last season had 15W, 3.91 ERA, 1.25 Ratio and 150K's in 204 2/3 IP. Since becoming a full time starter in 2008 Garza has shown to be a very reliable pitcher in the very difficult AL East. I would say for 2011 Matt Garza you can write down as a solid # 3 starter for your NL Only league pitching staffs. The NL is getting loaded with arms and will be interesting to see the effect on the NL hitting stats with all this influx of starting pitching.

NL King - C.Lizza

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