The Washington Nationals are officially sellers, as the NL Central is loading up for an insane finish to the regular season.
Moments after the Chicago Cubs acquired Daniel Murphy, the Cardinals made a savvy pickup to bolster their lineup. According to Jeff Passan, St. Louis reached an agreement with the Nationals for Matt Adams.
Sources: Nationals are dealing Matt Adams to the Cardinals.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 21, 2018
Adams played with the Cardinals for six years, putting up fantastic numbers at the plate.
In 2018, Adams has a .257 batting average and 18 homers on the season. Throwing him into the mix will allow St. Louis to retain their momentum.
Despite being 3.5 games out of first place in the division, the Cardinals are making it very clear that they won't settle for mediocrity.
If the Nationals are serious about blowing their roster up this summer, then another move could be on the horizon. Regardless, Adams will provide another upgrade to the Cardinals at first base and in their lineup.