3 Potential Destinations for Matt Holliday

Matt Holliday has been one of the most consistent outfielders in the game for the past decade and a half. After bursting onto the scene with the Rockies, Holliday still manage to average 20 home runs and 78 RBI in eight seasons since then with the Cardinals (2009-16) and Yankees (2017). There is no question that he could be a valuable contributor to a team needing an impact bat for a few more years.


With that in mind, here are three potential free agent destinations for Matt Holliday.

3. Kansas City Royals

The Royals are expected to lose several of their premier players in free agency, including Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, and Lorenzo Cain. One way to partially mitigate these losses is to sign Holliday, who will not command a large contract at this point in his career. Holliday could cover at DH, play first base, or spell Alex Gordon in left field in addition to providing value as a bench bat. He's a solid stop-gap option until the younger generation is ready to take over.

2. Minnesota Twins

The Minnesota Twins had one of their best seasons in recent memory last year when they advanced to the AL Wild Card game. Having a veteran player like Holliday who has playoff experience could be valuable to a young team on the rise.

1. Detroit Tigers

Like the Royals, the Tigers are a rebuilding team that will likely struggle to win many games in 2018. However, one way to improve their offense in the short-term is to sign Holliday, who could start in left field or man the 1B/DH role if Victor Martinez or Miguel Cabrera need a day off.