Friday, 14 December, 2018

Diamondbacks Trade All-Star First Baseman Paul Goldschmidt to Cardinals

D-backs fans were devastated about the Paul Goldschmidt trade D-backs fans were devastated about the Paul Goldschmidt trade
Rita Gibson | 08 December, 2018, 01:55

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.

He joined our Chris Hrabe after the trade announcement, Wednesday and gave Goldschmidt just about the best compliment you can give a player (especially if you're about to be a St. Louis Cardinals first baseman).

A six-time All-Star at 31, Goldschmidt was among the top players available in the trade market.

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Arizona went 82-80 in the NL West and finished behind the Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado, which both made the playoffs.

Goldschmidt will be a free agent at the end of the season.

Since 2013, Goldschmidt ranks second among National Leaguers in home runs (181), RBIs (602), hits (996), runs (599), walks (575) and extra-base hits (413). Since then, he has compiled a.297 batting average with 209 home runs and 710 RBI. He has spent the last eight seasons with the D-Backs after making his debut in August of 2011. He was 7-11 with a 4.95 ERA in 30 games (25 starts) in 2018. Kelly has six years before being eligible for arbitration and Weaver has five. Greinke came to the Dback after three seasons with the Dodgers.

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