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Thursday, August 09, 2007

Player Focus: Matt Garza

Matt Garza, the young 23 year old Twins pitcher, has probably had some of the worst luck among all starters this season. Since rejoining the team in early July, he's gone 1-3 in 6 starts & 1 relief appearance. Based on this record, you'd never think that he could have a 1.70 ERA, 8.45 K's/9IP and 2.47 BB/9IP. Talk about no run support! He's had 4 starts in which he has allowed 1 run or less. What's his record for those 4 great outings? 1-2!

I think that because Garza has such a terrible record, a lot of collectors have overlooked him. If I'm not mistaken, he only has two base Auto RC's: 05 Bowman Chrome Draft Auto & 05 Topps Chrome Update Auto. The Topps Chrome Auto has the signature on a sticker, so for those of you who don't like that set-up, go for the Bowman Chrome Auto, which has the sig directly on the card. Both cards can be still found at reasonable prices. There's a BCD Auto auction ending in 3 days and the bid is currently at $15 TAC. A TCU Auto auction is also ending in 3 days and is currently at $16.05 TAC.

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