I am so glad that the CBA agreement has been established with both sides in order for no lockout and Baseball can now continue. So it now looks like the Cardinals can now get to work and get a deal done for Fowler and improve the infield. This afternoon Jim Bowden of ESPN put out an article on his top five predictions on where the some of the best Free Agents might land. I have a feeling that the Cardinals will be busy staring this Sunday. This is the excerpt from Jim Bowdens article……….
Dexter Fowler signs with the Cardinals
Fowler is one of the most sought-after free agents left on the board, with the Cardinals, Nationals, Blue Jays, Astros, Rangers and Giants all somewhat still negotiating or at least having checked in on the asking price for his services. I think the Cardinals are the best fit for him, because they need a center fielder more than all the other clubs. St. Louis is still one of the game’s best baseball cities, and he would fit in perfectly with the “Cardinals Way.” The Cardinals have the resources in their budget to sign him, and there aren’t a lot of solid alternatives, either in free agency or through trades. This is one of those times when they’ll have to overpay, like they did when they inked shortstop Jhonny Peralta a few years back. With veteran outfielder Matt Holliday off the books, they can reallocate those dollars to Fowler.