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Fowler makes Cardinals more diverse (0:46)
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How did Cards fare at winter meetings?

The Cardinals signed free-agent outfielder Dexter Fowler to a five-year, $82.5 million deal, a source told ESPN's Mark Saxon, The Cards lost a draft pick as a result of the Fowler deal. Did St. Louis win the most at the winter meetings? Dan Szymborski breaks it down. Surplus value after winter meetings (Insider)

Fowler happy to be playing in St. Louis (0:36)

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: Dexter Fowler signed for five years and $82.5 million.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

The Cardinals have not yet contacted the Edwin Encarnacion representatives at this point, but it sure would be a great follow-up move to their 5-year $82.5m deal with Dexter Fowler. Cards still need one more middle of the order bat for either 1B or 3B.


Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dexter Fowler switched to No. 25 since No. 24 is retired in St. Louis for Whitey Herzog. He talked about switching allegiances.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

After signing Dexter Fowler, the Cardinals say they are now in the market most likely for "complementary pieces," but with so many power bats still available on the free agent market, it's not out of the question the Cardinals could get involved for one of them. A bigger issue than money could be fit. If they bring in a first baseman, for example, Matt Carpenter would have to play elsewhere on the infield and his defense was suspect last season. "There are still some things we could possibly do," general manager John Mozeliak said.

Fowler's move to Cardinals displays player's mentality (1:37)

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

Timing is everything. Last offseason, in a crowded free agent market, nobody really wanted Dexter Fowler. He turned down a lowball offer from the Orioles, returned to the Cubs, had the best season of his career and became a Cubs legend. Now he's headed to the Cardinals pending a physical, basically the same player as a year ago except a year older ... and reportedly about $80-$90 million richer.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Kolten Wong is a pivotal player for the Cardinals at these meetings. Depending who you believe, he either is a key component for them or a likely trade piece. Wong, 26, might be the team's best overall defender and thus fits the team's off-season goal of better athleticism and range. On the other hand, he is 26, was demoted to Triple-A amid a deep slump last year and has a career .678 OPS. For what it's worth, manager Mike Matheny offered a vote of confidence in Wong. "He's going to hit," Matheny said. "There's no question about it."

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

A rival executive said he heard the St. Louis Cardinals' initial offer to Dexter Fowler is in the same range as the four years and $60 million that the Toronto Blue Jays reportedly made.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.25518th
On Base Percentage.32511th
Slugging Percentage.4434th
Earned Run Average4.0812th
Quality Starts839th

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