First baseman Paul Goldschmidt was in the last year of his deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks, and the 31-year-old was thought to be a trade candidate this offseason. The deal was finalized on Wednesday, as the Cardinals got their man and Goldy was traded for Luke Weaver, Carson Kelly, Andy Young, and a Competitive Balance... Read More (více...)
Cardinals Perching On A Bat Of Goldy
(6. 12. 2018, 09:00:02, razzball.com)
The Cardinals acquired Paul Goldschmidt for Luke Weaver, Carson Kelly and Andrew Young. Â Or as they're known in St. Louis, "Giggle, giggle, WUT." Â I'll go over the "Giggle, giggle WUT" part of the trade after the lede jump. Â As for Goldschmidt,Â Au Shizz was "aw shizz" until the beginning of June last year, as he hit .144 in May. Â However, Au Shizz's BABIP in May was .186, and his strikeouts boomed to 31.5%, because he was in an extended slump. Â He still ended the season more valuable (33/7/.290) than, say, Freddie Freeman who played 162 games (23/10/.309). Â Au Shizz still feels pretty risk-free, like you getting to the airport four hours before your flight. Â At least less risky than your November charity pledge to go "condom free" or dressing as Jar Jar Binks for a Star Wars convention. Â ForÂ 2019, I'm giving Au Shizz the projections of 102/30/105/.284/8 in 574 ABs. Â He also scrambles up the Cards' infield a bit. Â Carpenter picks up his tools and screws Gyorko out of a 3rd base job, and Jedd's on the wrong side of the Wong 2nd base platoon. Â Anyway, here's what else I saw this offseason for 2019 fantasy baseball: (více...)
Goldschmidt joins St. Louis ... so what's next?
(6. 12. 2018, 03:07:01, mlb.com)
The task of enhancing a roster that won 88 games without postseason berth began in earnest on Wednesday, when the Cardinals secured a needed middle-of-the-order bat with the acquisition of D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt. The Cardinals completed the deal by sending Luke Weaver, Carson Kelly, Andy Young and a compensatory Draft pick to the D-backs. (více...)