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Paul Goldschmidt has been traded to the Cardinals and that is not good for the Cubs

The Arizona first baseman will now play in St. Louis.

There have been rumors of a deal sending Paul Goldschmidt from the Diamondbacks to the Cardinals for a few weeks now.

Wednesday afternoon, it happened:

Welcome to Arizona! The #Dbacks have acquired right-handed pitcher Luke Weaver, catcher Carson Kelly, infielder Andrew Young and a 2019 Competitive Balance Round B draft pick from the Cardinals in exchange for Paul Goldschmidt. pic.twitter.com/ylANMvt8kU

— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) December 5, 2018

That’s actually a pretty good deal for both sides. The D-backs, having lost Patrick Corbin to free agency, appear to be either retooling or rebuilding. Luke Weaver is a pretty good starter, Carson Kelly will step in to catch at Arizona, and they’ll get an extra draft pick as well.

But for the Cubs… this is not good news at all. Goldschmidt now goes from playing six or seven games against the Cubs every year to facing them 19 times, and Goldy is a Cub-killer. The only possible saving grace here is that Goldschmidt is under contract only through 2019; after next season he’ll be a free agent. Sure, it’s possible the Cardinals will sign him …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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