Trading Matt Garza after one year with the Cubs would be a huge mistake that would come back to haunt the team. He is one of the best pitchers in baseball and his past numbers only reaffirm that notion.
He had the best numbers on the Cubs' staff and certainly the best stuff, and coaches from Mike Quade to Rays pitching coach Jim Hickey rave about his intangibles.
Trading him would certainly net some prospects, but teams are so willing to trade prospects because they usually do not live up to the expectations. Don't get me wrong—if the right package comes along, the Cubs should at least listen—but there may be more value in keeping him in Chicago, and the rest of the article will tell you why.