Jordan Montgomery heads to the desert
Cardinals receive: LHP Blake Walston
Diamondbacks receive: LHP Jordan Montgomery
The Arizona Diamondbacks have taken the league by storm this year and are a real contender within the National League to make a deep run in October. One way they can really help those chances is by adding Jordan Montgomery to their rotation.
Montgomery has been awesome this year and would strengthen a playoff rotation already featuring Zac Gallen and Merrill Kelly.
For the Cardinals, they can back an interesting young arm in Blake Walston, who is pitching in Triple-A right now and could slot in at the back of their rotation next year. The left-handed starter is 6'5 he sits in the low to mid-90s with his fastball and could up his game a bit if he can increase that velocity a bit.
Long-term, he has the ceiling of a middle-of-the-rotation starter, and at just 22 years old, that's a valuable arm to have in your system, especially with how close he is to the big leagues.