Matt Garza will try to kick Cubs' teeth in every chance he gets

Hey Cubs, Matt Garza has his sights on kicking in your teeth.
Hey Cubs, Matt Garza has his sights on kicking in your teeth. (USATSI)

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With the lack of name-calling (sleazeball!), this isn't exactly an Ian Kinsler-level takedown of a former team, but former Cubs and now Brewers starting pitcher Matt Garza had the following to say about his former team:

“And I wish them the best,” he said about his former team (suntimes.com). “But I like where I’m at, and I’m going to try to kick their teeth in every time I get a chance.”

Garza went on to say that the new Cubs regime (Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, etc.) made it clear that he shouldn't get comfortable in Chicago due to the rebuilding effort -- after the two sides failed to agree on a contract extension. It wasn't necessarily framed that he felt it was a negative against Epstein and Hoyer -- and, really, would Garza have rather they lied?

This isn't nearly on the same level as the Kinsler-Rangers stuff because Garza, again, didn't resort to name-calling. An intense competitor wants to beat his former team who just happens to play in the same division? Nothing wrong with that.

But it's out there, so we'll pass along.

CBS Sports Writer

Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last five World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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