The Cardinals are looking to add some juice to the lineup this offseason, as evinced by their bring one of the teams prominently in pursuit of trade candidate Giancarlo Stanton. In the event that they're unable to pull off such a blockbuster, the Cardinals may turn to the free agent pool for some offensive help. Specifically, Royals lifer and free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer may be of interest.

Here are the details from Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ...

There is a strong market for first baseman Eric Hosmer, and yes the teams that have at least expressed interest includes the Cardinals. He was described by a source as "a good fit" for what the Cardinals want to do for their lineup.

Goold's story has much more, including other Cardinals free agent targets and some interesting comments from super-agent Scott Boras, so give it a read.