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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Diamondbacks, Cardinals have reportedly discussed Paul Goldschmidt trade

Paul Goldschmidt

The Arizona Diamondbacks have made it known to teams that they are willing to trade their top players this winter, and star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt seems to be generating the most interest.

According to Jon Morosi of MLB.com, the St. Louis Cardinals have been in contact with the Diamondbacks about a possible trade involving Goldschmidt.

This isn’t the first time this offseason we have heard the Cardinals linked to Goldschmidt, so all indications are that the interest is real. Arizona was also believed to be discussing a Goldschmidt trade with the Philadelphia Phillies at one point.

Goldschmidt, 31, batted .290/.389/.533 last season with 35 doubles and 33 home runs. He is a .299 hitter with a .931 OPS for his career, and he is set to make $14.5 million in his final season of arbitration before becoming a free agent after the 2019 season.

The Diamondbacks appear to be feeling more urgency to trade Zack Greinke and the roughly $105 million he has remaining on his deal, but there may be too many obstacles standing in the way of that happening.

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