Mark Feinsand of Fansided is reporting that the Phillies and Cardinals are "actively looking at free agent starting pitchers," which includes James Paxton along with Taijuan Walker and Jake Odorizzi. (Mark Feinsand on Twitter)
Feinsand also noted that neither team is likely to go after Trevor Bauer and that Paxton, along with the others, would headline the top remaining available starting pitchers after Bauer. Paxton has now been linked to the Phillies, Cardinals, and Blue Jays. Any of the three teams would be a good fit for the big left-hander, who is coming off a poor showing in 2020 when he posted a 6.64 ERA over five starts with the Yankees. Spring training is right around the corner so we can expect to see all of these pitchers find a home very soon.