Cardinals strike gold, get Goldschmidt from Diamondbacks

Cardinals strike gold, get Goldschmidt from Diamondbacks

Cardinals get their slugger in trade with Arizona for Goldschmidt

The St. Louis Cardinals are the top runner to land the first baseman.

The Arizona Diamondbacks dealt Goldschmidt to the St. Louis Cardinals for a package that includes starting pitcher Luke Weaver and top catching prospect Carson Kelly. Especially when the deal brought in a six-time All-Star, four-time Silver Slugger, three-time Gold Glove, two-time runner-up for MVP.

Enter Goldschmidt. Entering his final season before free agency, he'll be playing his age-31 season in 2019, but remains an excellent all-around player.

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Last season, Kelly played 19 games with the Cardinals, hitting.114 with three RBI. In his eight-year career, the right-handed hitter has batted.270/.387/.479 with eight home runs in 44 games against them. "We understand that. We've understood that for a long time". The Washington Nationals signed Patrick Corbin to a six-year 140 million dollar contract. After going 7-2 with a 3.88 ERA, Weaver followed that up with a record of 7-11 and an ERA of 4.95.

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