To land Matt Garza, the Cubs are sending Chris Archer and three other prospects to Tampa. Archer, the minor league pitcher of the year for the Cubs, is shown here pitching for Team USA in a Baseball World Cup qualifier game in Ponce, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)
Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Garza is headed to the Chicago Cubs, according to sources. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
The pending deal with Tampa Bay for pitcher Matt Garza also includes sending Cubs outfielder Sam Fuld, above, to the Rays. In return, the Cubs would get outfielder Fernando Perez and possibly another player. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
The pending deal to land Tampa Bay pitcher Matt Garza also includes swapping outfielders with the Rays. The Cubs would get Fernando Perez, above, and possibly another player in exchange for sending Sam Fuld to Tampa. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
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Even in the darkest days of the 2010 season, Cubs general manager Jim Hendry persistently maintained his team was only three or four moves away from contending again.