Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch said in a radio interview this morning that the Cardinals have “legitimate curiosity” in Carlos Gomez. What’s more, Goold said that the interest was there even before Matt Holliday went down with a broken thumb last night.
Gomez was designated for assignment by the Astros on Wednesday after hitting just .210/.272/.322 across 295 at-bats. He was productive as recently as 2014, though, and it won’t be at all shocking to see someone take a chance on him to see if a change of scenery brings him back to his old form.
It’d be interesting if it was the Cardinals. I’m struggling to think of a less “Cardinals Way” player than Gomez. Of course, I’ve always expected that the “Cardinals” part of that trumps the “Way” part of that and if a guy is wearing the birds-on-the-bat jersey, such surface inconsistencies would be quickly reconciled, somehow, by the St. Louis faithful.