Last offseason, the St. Louis Cardinals wanted to go after third baseman Mike Moustakas. But at the time, most teams didn’t really step forward. Why? Because a draft pick was attached to him after the Kansas City Royals extended a qualifying offer his way. So now, according to Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports, the Cardinals are back in.
But the Milwaukee Brewers, his most recent team, also has interest.
#STLCards have Mike Moustakas on radar. The difference this year: no draft choice attachment. Rival Brewers, Moose’s most recent team, among others with possible interest.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 27, 2018
Earlier this week, the Atlanta Braves put pen to paper on a one-year, $23-million deal with Josh Donaldson. We don’t expect Moustakas to get that much, but something tells us his market will be a little more robust this time around. After all, no team has to give up a draft pick this time. With how cheap teams are getting these days, that’s great news for them!
Down the stretch with the Brewers, Moustakas hit .256/.326/.441 with with 12 doubles and eight home runs across 54 games. He’s only 30 years old, and possesses plenty of pop. And from the left side of the plate, he’s a really good fit for the Brewers. But now, they’re not the only team in on him.
And the Cardinals aren’t going to be either.
Moustakas also provides plenty of postseason experience. And that’s not nothing. After all, the Brewers just won the NL Central. The Chicago Cubs are going to be back. And the Cardinals are knocking on the door.
Buckle up, baseball fans — this offseason might be pretty dang fun.