The St. Louis Cardinals have pulled off the biggest deal of the MLB hot stove season, acquiring six-time All-Star Paul Goldschmidt from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a blockbuster trade.
The #STLCards have acquired six-time NL All-Star 1B Paul Goldschmidt from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for C Carson Kelly, RHP Luke Weaver, INF Andy Young and the club's Compensation Round B selection in the 2019 MLB Draft. #TimeToFly pic.twitter.com/65SThIrDli
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) December 5, 2018
Legitimately one of the best players in baseball over the past six seasons, Goldschmidt hit .290 with 33 homers, 83 RBI and a robust .389 OBP last year. He’s also a three-time Gold Glove winner.
Needless to say, fans around the baseball world has some big reactions to this blockbuster trade. Here are the best.
When the diamondbacks offered the cardinals the Goldschmidt trade pic.twitter.com/cvEWEZvMlh
— Tanner Lewis (@tannerjlewis1) December 5, 2018
Goldschmidt to the Cardinals isn’t exactly the best news I’ve ever heard.. just what the Cubs need is facing this guy more often and in the division 🙄
— Mathew Galligan (@MathewGalligan) December 5, 2018
— Derek J. LaRiviere (@DerekJLaRiviere) December 5, 2018
As a @Cardinals fan, I’m liking the trade of Goldschmidt, hate to see Weaver, Kelly and Young go off to another team though. Great young players and wish them the best. Officially excited to see Goldschmidt in red, white, grey and new sky blues…
— Matthew Tibbs (@Iceman5933) December 5, 2018
Paul Goldschmidt traded to St. Louis. Dodgers fans be like … pic.twitter.com/FMXjA3qva9
— Matt Szabo (@mjszabo) December 5, 2018
In 43 career games vs. Cubs, new Cardinals 1B Goldschmidt:
.353 average, .471 OBP, 14 HR, and his 1.170 OPS is his best against any NL opponent.
— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) December 5, 2018
In his final 100 games of 2018, Paul Goldschmidt hit .334/.423/.608 with 25 HR. 👀 pic.twitter.com/WggOtQajRp
— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) December 5, 2018
Immediate reaction from rival exec on #DBacks’ return for Goldschmidt: “A boatload” (Only he didn’t say boat). Five years control on Weaver, six on Kelly, plus pick in 70 to 75 range; Young fringy. #STLCards will call it a win, too. Kept Dakota Hudson, Kelly blocked by Yadi.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 5, 2018