Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/1/13
Beat writer Tom Loxas is reporting that the St. Louis Cardinals have already contacted the Chicago Cubs about shortstop Starlin Castro. You got to hand it to John Mozeliak and company. They don’t sit around and lick their wounds. Not even 24 hours after dropping the World Series in 6 games to Boston, they are apparently already working the phones. Normally, I would give this one some pause. However, there have been some rumbles for a while that the Cubs could move Castro. Then you have the Cards, who have been notably seeking an upgrade at the position. What I’ve heard is the Cubs would want a package to center around Carlos Martinez, Shelby Miller or Tyrell Jenkins and possibly a shortstop. Supposedly the Cards didn’t exactly hang up the phone, I’m told. At the end of the day, the Cubs need arms. They need pitching prospects, Loxas says. Castro is one of the chips the Cubs could deal to remedy that. Three days ago, our player analyst Mitch Petanick suggested Castro as a potential Mets
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