The Cubs are going to look into signing Garza long-term.
If I was in charge (not as brilliant as Thoyer), I'd wait until the deadline. Imagine the offers. If you get a can't-refuse offer from a desperate contender, trade him. If you get good but not great offers, sign him.
I have no expectations for the Cubs either way. They have killed all passion I have felt for them. They are going to actually have to win a round in the playoffs for me to give a damn about them.
Agreed. In the last 10 years I've come to love the Sox and their announcers who are much better than the Cub's announcers, but they're really winning less with more talent than the Cubs this year. The Cubs have made some great trades, have great prospects, and the future looks bright for them.