ST. LOUIS -- The National League Central Division just got even tougher, as the Cardinals have acquired 6-time All-Star Paul Goldschmidt from the Diamondbacks.
Stlcards will be getting Goldy
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 5, 2018
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
Goldschmidt is one of the best players in Major League Baseball, defensively and offensively. The 31-year-old has won three Gold Gloves, four Silver Slugger awards.
St Louis finished third in the division last season, but missed the wild-card by just 2.5 games.
Last season, the Cardinals added outfield slugger Marcell Ozuna from the Miami Marlins. Adding Goldschmidt to an offense that was top-ten in RBI's and 11th in overall runs-scored spells disaster for the rest of the division.
Paul Goldschmidt in 46 career games vs. #Brewers : 1.130 OPS, .366 batting average, 17 doubles, 10 HRs, 32 RBI.
— Tom (@Haudricourt) December 5, 2018
The Cards will part ways with pitcher Luke Weaver, Andy Young and the club's Compensation Round B selection in the 2019 MLB draft.