The proverbial plot-thickening is occurring. A tweet from SI.com’s Jon Heyman indicates that Toronto might not be Jackson’s final destination:
Word is, #bluejays may spin e-jax to #stlcards if get him from #chisox
This would actually make quite a bit of sense for both teams. The Blue Jays aren’t going anywhere this season and Jackson, who is a free agent at season’s end, wouldn’t make a real difference for them. He does make sense for the Cardinals, who have been looking for starting pitching help all year. And just who would go north of the border? ESPN’s Buster Olney has a tantalizing clue:
Source: Cardinals continue to talk about Rasmus deals with TOR, other teams. Rival executives say he is very much available.#trades
The Cardinals have been talking down Rasmus lately, but he’s still having a decent offensive season and won’t turn 25 until next month. These are deals that could help all three teams, the Cardinals, Blue Jays and White Sox — so, unlike so many rumors out there this week, these seem like they have a pretty good shot at actually happening.