Shortly after discovering the Matt Adams had been picked up off waivers, we found out who claimed him, his former team, the St. Louis Cardinals. In return for Adams, the Washington Nationals will receive cash considerations.
Matt Adams will be a free agent in this upcoming Offseason and is hitting .257/.332/.510 with 18 homers over 94 games this season. Adams will most likely pinch hit and play the outfield while Matt Carpenter, who has been one of the hottest hitters in baseball, continues to man the first base bag.
“We’re talking about a guy who’s a proven big league, accomplished hitter,” interim manager of the Cardinals Mike Shildt said. “Done it for us for years. Done it since he’s left us. He’s definitely a perfect fit for what we’re trying to accomplish here.”
The St. Louis Cardinals have been one of baseball’s hottest teams and will likely make the 2018 Postseason. Matt Adams will provide them with depth in the lineup as they attempt to make a deep playoff run.
It has been a big question going around baseball as to whether the Nationals would throw in the towel for the 2018 season and Matt Adams is the first piece to fall in place for this to happen. The Nationals have been by far the most disappointing team in 2018 and they have finally realized that they can’t compete this year.
Better late than never.