Miami Marlins: Possible Marcell Ozuna trade destinations

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Marcell Ozuna trade destinations
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St. Louis Cardinals

If the St. Louis Cardinals plan to rebound next season they will need to find a true cleanup hitter. Who better than an outfielder who just hit 37 bombs?

Whether it’s a first baseman, third baseman, or outfielder add, someone new will join the Cardinals and do so with the expectation that he’ll power them back to the postseason.

There are a lot of offseason rumors about the Cardinals’ winter plans. Will they make a trade for Josh Donaldson? Are they in the market to upgrade at first base, possibly even signing Eric Hosmer or someone with a bit more pop? Most likely, they do a little bit of everything. One way to save financially is to make a trade for Ozuna.

Ozuna would look really good plastered into the Cardinals’ lineup. Regression from Randal Grichuk and Stephen Piscotty means this team needs at least one new face to join their outfield. After Tommy Pham’s terrific breakout season and a respectable season from Dexter Fowler, this team needs just one more piece to round out the roster beyond the infield dirt.

Home runs are definitely the biggest need in St. Louis. Shortstop Paul DeJong somehow led the way with 25 in only 443 plate appearances. The year prior it was Jedd Gyorko who led the team with 30 in 438 trips to the plate. Clearly, this team needs a little more help when it comes to four-base hits.

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Is Ozuna the man for the job? It’s definitely worth finding out.