Eager to push for the playoffs after a three-year absence, the Cardinals sent pitcher Luke Weaver, catcher Carson Kelly, minor league infielder Andy Young and a 2019 draft pick to Arizona. He is a three-time Gold Glove victor and four-time Silver Slugger during his eight-year Major League Baseball career.
He finished sixth in the vote for National League MVP this past season. In his eight-year career, the right-handed hitter has batted.270/.387/.479 with eight home runs in 44 games against them.
Goldschmidt, 31, will be a free agent after 2019. The New York Times wrote that Goldschmidt was at a 2005 NLCS game in a series that the Astros would eventually win, coincidentally over the Cardinals, sending Houston to the World Series.
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Nevertheless, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derek Gold explains why the Cardinals might benefit from this rent-to-own approach with Goldschmidt. He is highly regarded for his defensive ability. There's enough talent there that it shouldn't be a surprise if GM Mike Hazen makes a few more deals between now and opening day.
Young's solid hitting continued in 2018 as he opened the year in high-A and worked his way up to AA for the second half of the season.
The Diamondbacks have openly been trying to move Goldschmidt and ace Zack Greinke.