Calling Paul Goldschmidt "a once-in-a-generation type of player," Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said it will be hard to get used to life without the six-time All-Star but that the Diamondbacks are pressing on for 2019.
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Dan Mullen ESPN.com
D-backs manager Torey Lovullo had some strong praise for his star hitters from this year's team, saying now Cardinal Paul Goldschmidt "will win a World Series" in his career and free agent A.J. Pollock was "the best player in the National League" before he got hurt last year.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said it was a sad day when he met in person with Paul Goldschmidt to inform him of the trade to the Cardinals. He said Goldschmidt felt bad about leaving Arizona with unfinished business, but took the trade in stride and realized a trade was likely.
Josh Rawitch of the Arizona Diamondbacks has won the Robert O. Fishel Award for public relations excellence in the major leagues.
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Before Wednesday's trade headlined by Paul Goldschmidt, the Arizona Diamondbacks and St. Louis Cardinals were relatively even on paper.
First baseman Paul Goldschmidt, a six-time All-Star who hit 209 home runs during his eight seasons with Arizona, is headed to St. Louis as part of a multiplayer trade.
The MVP-caliber hitter could provide St. Louis with the power it wanted to help end a three-year postseason drought.
Arizona added two players who should contribute in 2019, a solid prospect and a key draft pick in a trade that makes sense for both sides.
Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer
Luke Weaver was one of my biggest busts among 2018 picks, but the move to Arizona does improve his rebound prospects. The team should be more patient with him as a regular member of the rotation — less competition for spots — and he'll have a stronger infield defense behind him.
Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer
Something to keep in mind with Paul Goldschmidt's trade: Arizona's Chase Field had only the 11th-highest runs scored park factor, and the 20th-highest home runs factor, last season. The ballpark change isn't nearly as dramatic as it might've been pre-humidor.
Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer
Paul Goldschmidt has played basically a full season against the Dodgers. He's a .302/.376/.551 hitter in 562 career plate appearances against them, with 31 home runs and 98 RBIs. Now, with Goldschmidt reportedly going from the D-backs to the Cardinals, Dodgers will see him 12 fewer times in 2019.
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