CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 16: Matt Garza #17 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field on June 16, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs are continuing trade discussions that would send right-handed starting pitcher Matt Garza to Los Angeles in exchange for a Zach Lee-centric package, reports Jim Bowden of ESPN. Who's doing more of the talking remains to be seen, but the Cubs are set on moving Garza at the trade deadline.
Cubs not resting on their laurels continue trade discussions with Dodgers on deal that would send Matt Garza for package including Zach Lee— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) July 23, 2012
The Cubs have been seeking a premium prospect in return for Garza, and this deal sounds like it would certainly satisfy them. Lee is the considered to be the Dodgers top prospect, because of his upside and age. However, he is currently struggling in Double-A for the Dodgers, posting a 7.2 K/9 and 5.4 BB/9. But even then, he's just 20-years-old and far from a complete package.