Interested Teams: Washington Nationals, Milwaukee Brewers, Colorado Rockies, Boston Red Sox
Lowrie has put together consecutive stellar (and nearly identical) campaigns with the Oakland A’s after struggling in 2016. What’s tricky for the veteran second baseman is that he’s looking for a multi-year commitment as he enters his age-35 season.
The Nats and Brewers would both be interesting fits because they’re likely contenders with an opening at second base. At this point in the winter, it’s possible Lowrie would eventually settle for a two-year deal, allowing Washington and Milwaukee to not block their respective up-and-coming second-base prospects.
How fun would it be for the Rockies to make a splash here, though? Their offense has struggled mightily over the past two years, and they just made a significant upgrade by signing Daniel Murphy for two years. He’ll slide into first base, still leaving second open due to DJ LeMahieu‘s free agency. With Nolan Arenado‘s long-term future up in the air, now is the time to make a run at a long trip into October.
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