According to David Kaplan of CSNChicago.com, the Cubs are likely to trade Matt Garza this week and, while Texas, Toronto and Cleveland are all involved, the Cardinals are considered a darkhorse.
Per Kaplan's "significant industry source":
"The Cardinals saved a ton of money walking away from the Pujols
negotiations and now they are having the last laugh as that contract
looks awful for the Angels. They have a loaded farm system and if they
are able to win another World Series after letting Albert walk away, it
would be a huge statement about not overpaying players no matter how
important they are to your organization. Giving up
a few top prospects for a shot at another championship is a small price
to pay. And don't think for one second that Theo or Jed is afraid of
dealing Garza to a division rival. If they get the right deal they won't
care where they deal him to."
Previously, I hadn't put a lot of stock into the Garza rumors, as I ...