The St. Louis Cardinals and free-agent outfielder Dexter Fowler agreed to a deal Thursday night, according to multiple reports.
The team scheduled a press conference for Friday at 11 a.m. ET. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Fowler, 30, hit .276 with 13 home runs and 46 RBIs in 125 games for the Chicago Cubs last season, helping lead them to their first World Series title in 108 years. He earned $13 million last year.
Well, that's that. This is disappointing. It's not that Fowler is the greatest player ever; it's just that I liked the idea of having him in the mix, at the top of the order, playing every day in center field. He's a solid, sound. consistent player. There is no evidence the Mets had interest in him, nor is there evidence that they're even thinking about adding another outfielder, so we clearly have a disagreement on this issue. I hope they know what they're doing by making center field a fluid spot on the field.
In the meantime, I'll keep holding out hope that Sandy Alderson considers trading for Charlie Blackmon (Rockies), Lorenzo Cain (Royals) or Andrew McCutchen (Pirates), while exploring trades for both Jay Bruce and Curtis Granderson.