New pitcher Garza says Brewers have 'some pretty exciting possibilities'
Sep 26, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Matt Garza (22) throws during the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Photo: Image by Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
The Milwaukee Brewers starting rotation was bolstered with the acquisition of Matt Garza. He told 620WTMJ's "Sports Central" Thursday that the team has lots of promise for 2014.
'With (Braun, Ramirez) back and healthy, the way the rotation pitched in the second half...some pretty exciting possibilities," said Garza, who spent 2013 with the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers.
"You missed out on the career .300 hitter...you missed him for most of the season. You missed a 100 RBI guy for most of the season. You had a lot of young guys playing. A lot of guys had to learn the ropes."
Garza, who said he knows Braun and Ramirez, said he wanted to get back into the NL Central.
"I liked it. I just wanted the right fit. For me, Milwaukee was a good fit."
Coming into the offseason it was pretty clear the Brewers two biggest needs were in the starting rotation and at first base. Along with the Garza acquisition, general manager Doug Melvin signed Mark Reynolds and Lyle Overbay at first base.
Did the Brewers do enough to address those two needs?