As Thanksgiving approaches, the stove cooking the turkey likely won't be the only one that is hot. With that in mind, let's take a look at some of the latest MLB rumors, news and notes surrounding the St. Louis Cardinals, Detroit Tigers and Philadelphia Phillies.
St. Louis Cardinals rumors: Is Lucas Giolito a fit for the rotation?
In this article for MLB.com, Mark Feinsand revealed what might be the next move for the Cardinals to shore up their rotation after signing Lance Lynn. Feinsand believes that Giolito could be a fit in St. Louis with the Cards needing, "multiple arms to replenish their rotation."
Giolito was solid for the Chicago White Sox in 21 starts (3.79 ERA/4.43 FIP/1.223 WHIP), but saw those numbers skyrocket after he was traded to the Los Angeles Angels at the MLB trade deadline and then picked up by the Cleveland Guardians for their try at the postseason.
Feinsand writes, "while Giolito had a down year in 2023, he has enough of a track record to make him a worthy candidate to rebound in 2024." Yes, his career ERA is 4.43, FIP is 4.44 and WHIP is 1.254, but is that enough to appease Cardinals fans who are hoping to see their team make a bigger splash this offseason?
Philadelphia Phillies rumors: More moves coming in the rotation?
It seems that the Phillies may not be done in an effort to boost their rotation, says MLB insider Jon Heyman.
Could Philadelphia be looking at a trade with the Milwaukee Brewers for Corbin Burnes? What about reigning Cy Young winner Blake Snell? There are many areas where the Phillies could improve the rotation, so this will be an interesting development to watch.
Detroit Tigers rumors: Seth Lugo a target?
After reportedly missing out on Lynn, the Tigers may now be turning their attention to former New York Mets and San Diego Padres pitcher Seth Lugo, says MLB.com's Jon Morosi.
The 34-year-old right-hander moved back into the rotation in 2023 in his one year with the Padres, putting up strong numbers down the stretch as Morosi points out on social media, posting a 3.35 ERA over his last 18 starts this year.