Cardinals strike gold, get Goldschmidt from Diamondbacks

First baseman Paul Goldschmidt has been an NL All Star six years running.	 David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

First baseman Paul Goldschmidt has been an NL All Star six years running. David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

The slugging All-Star first baseman was traded from the Arizona Diamondbacks to St. Louis in exchange for catcher Carson Kelly, right-handed pitcher Luke Weaver, infielder Andrew Young and the Cardinals' Competitive Balance Round B selection in the 2019 Major League Baseball draft.

Luke Weaver, Carson Kelly, Andy Young and a Compensation Round B selection in the 2019 MLB Draft are heading back to Arizona. And there was obvious concern about the D-backs' ability to sign him beyond this season. We had that question answered by Daniel Descalso, who has played the last two seasons in Arizona with the six-time All-Star. Rather than settle for a trade-deadline rental package, Arizona opted to move Goldschmidt now for a more considerable return.

Basically what Albert Pujols did to the Cubs when he was with the Cardinals is what Goldschmidt has done so far in his career against the Cubs.

Although the Diamondbacks are entering rebuilding mode, it's unlikely they'll allow Goldschmidt, 31, to leave for the Cardinals, Astros or any other team for less than market value.

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