Cardinals Involved in Bidding War for Top Free Agent

Adam Taylor McKillop
The St. Louis Cardinals are involved in a bidding war for top free agent target Willson Contreras.
The St. Louis Cardinals are involved in a bidding war for top free agent target Willson Contreras. / AP Photos/Nick Wass
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With the Winter Meetings in full swing, the free-agent market has begun heating up in San Diego. A recent report revealed the St. Louis Cardinals are involved in a bidding war for one of the top free agents on the open market.

To no surprise, it's their opportunity to address the biggest position of need: catcher.

According to Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports, there are three teams bidding for All-Star Willson Contrereas at the Winter Meetings.

Contreras is considered the top free-agent catcher this offseason and an important potential addition for the Cardinals, who lost Yaider Molina to retirement.

Wittenmyer explained Contreras has "received multiyear, preliminary offers" from three teams thus far, including the Cardinals and Houston Astros. It's not yet been confirmed who the third bidder is, but there's belief it's not the Boston Red Sox nor Tampa Bay Rays.

Depending on which team Contreras opts to sign with, there are other options on the market. Apparently, all three of these teams have been linked to the Sean Murphy rumors. The Oakland Athletics are reportedly shopping Murphy for major league talent.

Contreras brings three All-Star appearances and a World Series title to whichever team he signs with, making him one of the more valuable additions this offsseaosn.

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