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Lovullo calls Goldschmidt trade one of his 'hardest days' (1:33)
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1dDavid Schoenfield

D-backs manager 'sad' over Goldschmidt trade

Calling Paul Goldschmidt "a once-in-a-generation type of player," Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said it will be hard to get used to life without the six-time All-Star but that the Diamondbacks are pressing on for 2019.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

D-backs manager Torey Lovullo had some strong praise for his star hitters from this year's team, saying now Cardinal Paul Goldschmidt "will win a World Series" in his career and free agent A.J. Pollock was "the best player in the National League" before he got hurt last year.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said it was a sad day when he met in person with Paul Goldschmidt to inform him of the trade to the Cardinals. He said Goldschmidt felt bad about leaving Arizona with unfinished business, but took the trade in stride and realized a trade was likely.

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5d

RHP Kelly gets 2-year, $5.5M deal with D-backs

Right-hander Merrill Kelly is joining his hometown Arizona Diamondbacks, agreeing to a $5.5 million, two-year contract after spending the past four years pitching in South Korea.

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5dBradford Doolittle and David Schoenfield

Kluber for Schwarber and more trades we want to see in Vegas

A swap of 2016 World Series stars? Madison Bumgarner in Dodger blue? We play Let's Make A Deal, Las Vegas-style with moves we'd make if we were calling the shots at the winter meetings.

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7d

D-backs trade slugger Goldschmidt to Cardinals

First baseman Paul Goldschmidt, a six-time All-Star who hit 209 home runs during his eight seasons with Arizona, is headed to St. Louis as part of a multiplayer trade.

Diamondbacks trade Goldschmidt to Cardinals (2:05)

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Luke Weaver was one of my biggest busts among 2018 picks, but the move to Arizona does improve his rebound prospects. The team should be more patient with him as a regular member of the rotation — less competition for spots — and he'll have a stronger infield defense behind him.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Something to keep in mind with Paul Goldschmidt's trade: Arizona's Chase Field had only the 11th-highest runs scored park factor, and the 20th-highest home runs factor, last season. The ballpark change isn't nearly as dramatic as it might've been pre-humidor.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul Goldschmidt has played basically a full season against the Dodgers. He's a .302/.376/.551 hitter in 562 career plate appearances against them, with 31 home runs and 98 RBIs. Now, with Goldschmidt reportedly going from the D-backs to the Cardinals, Dodgers will see him 12 fewer times in 2019.

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12d

D-backs let go of former All-Star pitcher Miller

The Diamondbacks did not offer a 2019 contract to RHP Shelby Miller, who was limited to 29 games in three seasons due to injuries. Reliever Brad Boxberger and utility player Chris Owings also were let go.

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14dDavid Schoenfield

Way-too-early 2019-20 MLB free-agent rankings

While this winter's crop searches for new homes, we look ahead to the big decisions that loom for some of the game's top stars -- Nolan Arenado, Chris Sale, Paul Goldschmidt and Gerrit Cole among them.

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22dDavid Schoenfield

The top offseason priority for all 30 MLB teams

Your favorite team probably isn't going to get Bryce Harper or Manny Machado. But another move -- maybe for a top pitcher -- could make all the difference this winter.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.724th
Quality Starts86Tied-8th
WHIP1.2511th
BAA.2399th
Runs69319th
Batting Average.23527th
On Base Percentage.31023rd
Slugging Percentage.39722nd