Growing Up Garza
January 23, 2007, 6:37 PM
The Twins rotation is drawing the biggest questions marks this winter, as the team scrambles to find a way to replenish their starting five.
And it's that uncertainty that is forcing one of the organization's top prospects to grow up quickly.
Twins phenom Matt Garza is living out his childhood dream.
"It's the life everybody wants to live, going to play a game for a living...What else can you ask for," says Garza.
Well, conditioning for one. The 23-year-old right-hander admits that the grind of professional baseball wore him down in his rookie season.
"I used too many bullets too early, and the ones I used I could have saved for September. And that's part of this game is just learning what your body can do, and what your body can handle," said Garza.
Now, with a new-found pace, Garza says he feels better than ever. And hopes to become the newest cornerstone of the Twins' rotation.
"Everybody is hungry for a shot at the big leagues and to stay in the big leagues," says Garza. "I'm looking forward to earning my job and showing them that I'm ready ."
Which will be a chore in and of itself, as Minnesota continues to compete in one of the M-L-B's most difficult divisions.
Garza said, "The Tigers went out and signed some big dudes. The White Sox are always there. The Indians are up-and-coming. The Central looks like its going to be back to what it was last year. And how else would you want it? I'd rather have a tight race than an open one...It's going to be a blast."
© 2007 KELOLAND TV. All Rights Reserved.
12/5/2013 11:55 AM
A northwest Iowa day care provider has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a three-year-old girl she was watching in late October.
12/6/2013 7:22 PM
Leroy Harold ‘Bud’ Anderson, 75, was last seen at 3:30 p.m. Fareway Foods on W. 41st Street in Sioux Falls. Anderson is driving a 2008 gra...
12/7/2013 1:12 PM
Leroy Harold ‘Bud’ Anderson has been located safe and sound in Stickney, SD.
12/9/2013 11:29 AM
Authorities arrested a father and son after making a sizable meth bust in Sioux Falls.
12/10/2013 4:48 PM
A former Sioux Falls man faces multiple charges in connection with an alleged sexual assault inside a porta-potty near Kinnick Stadium in September.