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Cubs, Garza avoid arbitration

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Cubs, Garza avoid arbitration

The Cubs have avoided arbitration with pitcher Matt Garza, as reported by CSNChicago.com's Cubs Insider Patrick Mooney.

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Patrick Mooney Cubs avoid arbitration with Matt Garza and settle at 9.5 million.
Feb 03 via web Favorite Retweet Reply
Garza, who has been the subject trade rumors this offseason, started 31 games in his first season with the Cubs and went 10-10 with a 3.32 ERA. The right-hander allowed just 14 home runs in 198 innings pitched which was good for the eighth-lowest mark in the league.

More to come on this story.

Podcast: In light of recent hitting coach turmoil, who’s to blame for Cubs offensive struggles?

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Podcast: In light of recent hitting coach turmoil, who’s to blame for Cubs offensive struggles?

On the latest Cubs Talk Podcast, David Kaplan, Kelly Crull, Luke Stuckmeyer and Tony Andracki discuss the comments Chili Davis made after being fired as Cubs hitting coach, ask if the Cubs struggles on offense were Davis' fault or the players and what Anthony Iapoce will be walking into as he tries to gets the team back on track a the plate.

 

Listen to the entire podcast here, or in the embedded player below:

 

Texas Rangers hire Cubs' Shiraz Rehman to be assistant GM

Texas Rangers hire Cubs' Shiraz Rehman to be assistant GM

The changing of the guard continues for the Cubs this offseason. 

After the team hired a new hitting coach yesterday, it was reported today that they're losing a front office member: 

Rehman, who has been with the Cubs in the same position for the last seven years, will reportedly head up the Rangers' analytics department. According to the Chicago Tribune, Rehman's role was " evaluating existing systems, and recognizing and applying solutions in an effort to create competitive advantages for the organization." 

All reports indicate that he'll be doing similar analytic-based work with the Rangers.