Goldschmidt traded to Cards

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    From how long ago?? Yes, I always wished that somehow, Goldy would remain. However, once it became clear that ownership was 100% committed to a drastic payroll cut, keeping Goldy was never gonna be a realistic option. Therefore, Hazen had no other option but to trade him now.
     
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    Here's what you should be saying to the Cards fans...it's a little ironic that the Cards had Pujols on a low contract for years, and when he was 31ish, they traded him because they saw the decline coming and didn't want to pay for it. With Goldy they just went against what they historically do.

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    IMO this trade solidifies Phoenix as the worst sports city in America.


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    Back end of the rotation is set. Now we just need a bullpen, players who can hit the ball, and the front end of a rotation. Good thing we have no financial restrictions!
     
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    Pujols was a free agent. The Cardinals offered him a 5 year contract but the Angels gave him a 10 year contract with an additional 10 year "personal services" contract. He will be 39 before the season starts and still has 3 more years on the original 10 year deal. The last 7 years with the Angels have been his worst stats as a player. The Angels got screwed on that deal. I would have loved for him to retire a Cardinal but we can't compete (and shouldn't) with that sort of deal.

    Goldschmidt has 1 year left and will also be looking for his last big pay day. The D-backs got something for him, where the Cardinals did not get anything for Pujols.
     
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    Yes and no, right now the Cards are renting Goldy for a playoff push year before they have their own FA issues.

    Maybe they agree to a long term contract, maybe they don’t.
     
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    That's right ..he was a FA...but they still let him walk, because it's not in their DNA to pay huge $$ to older vets.

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    D backs just got HOSED! LOOK AT THE TRADE

    Catcher that made it to the bigs twice and batted .041 and only 2 hits
    Pitcher with 2 of 3 losing seasons who averages over 3.5 ERA and only 8 SO's per game (and that's not in the bigs)
    an okay infielder
    and a pick (they would have already have gotten if they lost Gold in FA)

    Feel sorry for you D Back fans ...advice - change teams
     
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    So, we could have kept Goldy one more year, probably a losing season, and get a draft pick....or....trade him now, get that pick now, and get 3 players that may, or may not, work out.. and still have a losing season.

    Frankly, they Dbacks did the right thing.

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    Or wait till the trade deadline to find a desperate team. But that is really risky. Considering how goldy got off to the slow start last season.
     

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