St. Louis Cardinals: Five Remaining Free Agents Who Could Be Serviceable Additions
Out of left field… or third base… or one of possibly four other positions he has embraced in seven years of MLB service, Plouffe averaged nineteen home runs and sixty-eight RBIs in his previous four seasons prior to 2016. Three trips to the disabled list limited Plouffe last year, but the 30 year-old proved effective when healthy with the Minnesota Twins
Additionally, he embodies the caliber and need to bounce back of recent free agents who have rejuvenated their careers with the Cardinals on short-term deals, including Lance Berkman and Mark Reynolds. Adding another potent power bat would further ensure the team’s vision to compete against the Cubs’ high-power offense in 2017.
St. Louis usually has a tendency to find their utility players early into free agency, and the team would need some solution for the starting log jam this would create for Jedd Gyorko, Jhonny Peralta and Matt Adams upon others.