D-backs discussed Paul Goldschmidt with Astros, Rays

Bowden Grading the Paul Goldschmidt trade for the Diamondbacks and Cardinals

Bowden Grading the Paul Goldschmidt trade for the Diamondbacks and Cardinals

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.

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