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Cafe Pod Week 17: Matt Garza’s on the Move - 2 comments

By R.J. White

It’s trading season in the majors, and Matt Garza is one of the biggest names rumored to be on the market. Of all the teams rumored to be interested in acquiring Garza, which would be a boost for his fantasy value? That, and more, on this week’s Cafe Pod.

- Nine fantasy baseball questions from the Cafe forums are answered, from the following users:

  • Thursday – Trade Mike Trout?
  • nickels2012 – Brian McCann or Jonathan Lucroy?
  • ryan2714 – Trade Justin Verlander?
  • ant92 – Scott Feldman or Miguel Gonzalez?
  • footballisbetter – Drop Todd Frazier or Martin Prado?
  • heinrichowe – Trade Taijuan Walker for a Byron Buxton package?
  • tnbrave – James Shields or Patrick Corbin?
  • plamb23 – Keeper: Ian Kinsler or Jose Fernandez?
  • roysmalley – Cut Adam Eaton, Matt Adams, Norichika Aoki or Michael Brantley?

- This week, we look at a hot-hitting veteran and a recently traded pitcher. Can you name the claims? Play along.

- This week’s look at current and future rookies includes Danny Salazar, who pitched a gem in his debut, as well as Cubans Henry Urrutia and Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez. Is Urrutia worth a fantasy look, and is Gonzalez worth investing in over top-50 pitching prospects like Andrew Heaney and Rafael Montero?

- Our spot starters of the week include a lot of lefties on my end, a few good White Sox and more.

- Yu Darvish and Alexi Ogando return to the Rangers rotation this week, and while we’re definitely playing Darvish immediately, what do we do with Ogando? And are Tommy Hanson, Zach McAllister, Paul Konerko or Neil Walker worth adds coming off the disabled list?

- The Cubs could have a new closer at any point this week due to a Kevin Gregg trade, so who will close? Will Jim Henderson go back to closing after the inevitable Francisco Rodriguez trade, or has John Axford made a compelling case to close? Do the Red Sox, rumored to be looking at several late-inning relievers in trade talks, take Koji Uehara out of the ninth inning while he’s pitching so well? Is Brad Ziegler really the Arizona closer moving forward?

- I throw some key names rumored to be on the trade market and let Josh guess who will be moved in the next 10 days.

Check it out on iTunes or below.

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R.J. White is the head editor at the Cafe and contributes to's MLB Rumors blog. He has previously written for FanHouse, Razzball and FanDuel. Catch up with him in the forums under the name daullaz. Follow him on Twitter; don't follow him in real life.
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2 Responses to “Cafe Pod Week 17: Matt Garza’s on the Move”

  1. henrichowe says:

    Great show guys. Thanks for answering my question about Buxton & Walker.

  2. B-Chad says:

    @henrichowe: Thanks. I appreciate the kind words. Glad you were listening and enjoyed the response.


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