On Thursday afternoon, the Cardinals likely completed the offensive side of their offseason, locking in platoon outfielder Corey Dickerson to a one-year, $5M deal.
It’s a deal that Cardinals fans largely met with muted applause. The club made it clear that they were seeking more options to throw against righthanded pitchers and the desire to utilize more platoon matchups.
The advent of the DH in the National League provides one more opportunity for that to happen. It’s also a place where bench players and youngsters can cut their teeth in the lineup under controlled situations.