Hot Stove: If not Jason Heyward then who?

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Aug 16, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Jason Heyward (22) celebrates with St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Randal Grichuk (15) after hitting a two-run home run against the Miami Marlins at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

I really hope this is the most irrelevant post I write all offseason. Jason Heyward had a really good season, and that man is going to get paid by somebody. It could be the Cardinals and I hope it’s the Cardinals, but according to Bruce Levine we already know one other potential suitor. It’s the Cubs. That is not good to hear, I hope they don’t get involved in this, as they will drive the price up. Hopefully, Heyward prefers the slightly warmer weather, bigger ballpark, and whatever John Mozeliak offers him.

However, if he doesn’t the Cardinals will have a decision to make. That decision is, how will they go about replacing Jason Heyward? Will they get another outfielder to replace him? Will they move Piscotty to RF and sign a first baseman? Will they use the money to sign a starting pitcher? Let’s take a look here.

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