Found November 01, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
We are a little more than 26 hours removed from the end of the World Series and the offseason rumors are coming in hot. Many rumors are surrounding Masahiro Tanaka and Jacoby Ellsbury, but we may need to turn our attention to another intriguing situation. The Chicago Cubs could be trading Starlin Castro to try to improve their pitching. The St. Louis Cardinals have called the Cubs about Starlin Castro, according to Tom Loxas of Chicago Now. He says that a deal would have to be packaged around Carlos Martinez, Shelby Miller or Tyrell Jenkins and possibly a shortstop. Castro is young, talented and has a very high ceiling, so why do you trade him? You can improve your pitching and you know that you have a replacement for him with Javier Baez almost ready. Trading Castro to a division rival may not sound like the best idea, but the Cardinals are one of the few teams with outstanding pitching depth, so a deal between these two teams makes sense. The Cubs could be trading away Jeff Samardzija as well this offseason and they will be receiving plenty of calls on both players. On the season, Castro hit .245 with 10 home runs and 44 RBI’s. Still only 23-years old, Castro’s future is incredibly bright, but his future may not be in Chicago. Follow Robert on Twitter @RobertMurrayMLB

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