Add the Miami Marlins as another team interested in trading for Chicago Cubs starter Matt Garza. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Marlins have serious interest in acquiring Matt Garza from the Cubs after losing out on Gio Gonzalez, who was traded to the Nationals.
The new look Marlins would like to add the 28-year-old Garza into a starting rotation that already includes Josh Johnson and newly signed Mark Buerhle. But the competition is growing, with the Detroit Tigers entering the race yesterday.
Another suitor, the Toronto Blue Jays, are dangling Kyle Drabek with the Cubs for Garza, reports Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune. Drabek, 24, struggled in 2011 but was the team's top prospect prior to 2011.
The Marlins top prospects are all very young and in the lower levels of the minors, like Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna. If the Tigers are willing to offer their top prospect in Jacob Turner, other teams may need to vastly overpay.
But as Rosenthal notes, teams can altogether avoid trading for Garza and saving their prospects by opting to sign free-agent Edwin Jackson instead.