The St. Louis Cardinals have struck gold in their search for a big hitter, getting All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a multiplayer trade.
The St. Louis Cardinals will acquire Paul Goldschmidt in a massive trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks. He is a three-time Gold Glove victor and four-time Silver Slugger during his eight-year Major League Baseball career. The right-handed batter has hit 30-plus homers in four of the last six seasons, including a league-leading 36 in 2013, when he finished second in MVP voting.
Goldschmidt is entering the final season of club control and will earn $14.5 million next year. Goldschmidt debut with the Diamondbacks on August 1, 2011, it has been a great run with Goldie in a Dbacks uniform.
And none of the players traded away - a package headlined by pitcher Luke Weaver - were essential to the Cards going into the 2019 season. Since then, he has compiled a.297 batting average with 209 home runs and 710 RBI.
Hazen wouldn't offer a guess on whether Greinke would be on the team next season but said "We're exploring everything possible to make this organization stronger". He was 7-11 with a 4.95 ERA in 30 games (25 starts) in 2018.