Sans Jason Heyward, Cardinals pursuing Carlos Gonzalez, among others
Now that outfielder Jason Heyward has signed with the division rival Cubs, the Cardinals are left in want of an outfielder themselves. Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the club has discussed Carlos Gonzalez with the Rockies. They have also considered signing free agent first baseman Chris Davis, and free agent outfielders Alex Gordon and Justin Upton are still available.
According to Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY, the Cardinals have their “sights set” on Gordon and plan to pursue him aggressively. One potential factor is that both Heyward and Gordon have the same agent, as Goold points out.
As currently situated, the Cardinals’ outfield would be comprised of Matt Holliday, Randal Grichuk, and Stephen Piscotty.