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Rays in no hurry to deal Garza

Posted on: December 18, 2010 12:57 pm
Matt Garza After Zack Greinke, the other starter mentioned most as a trade candidate is Matt Garza.

However, Rays general manager Andrew Friedman said on a conference call Friday that he has no intentions of trading one of his six starters -- Garza, David Price, James Shield, Wade Davis, Jeff Niemann and Jeremy Hellickson.

"I've said before it's not a situation we look at like having two first basemen," Friedman said, via the Tampa Tribune 's Roger Mooney . "We were very fortunate last year until August that all of our guys took the ball every five days. It doesn't always happen that way. Depth on the starting pitching front is more valuable than anywhere else. At this time our focus is on making deals that fit in our short-term and long-term objectives, and without pinning it to any one area, we're always going to be open-minded to something that fits that criteria. But as far as our motivation? No, that remains the same."

This could be posturing, because if you appear to need to make a deal, the less you can command, or it could be sticking with the old adage that you can never have too much pitching.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: December 18, 2010 2:53 pm

Rays in no hurry to deal Garza

I wouldn't trade Garza until absolutely necessary.  And I certainly wouldn't announce my intentions to do so at any point.

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