Cards’ Goldschmidt hits 3 HRs, walked intentionally in 9th

Baseball 03/29/19, 22:59

Paul Goldschmidt hit three home runs and then was intentionally walked in the ninth inning with a chance to tie the major league record, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-5 Friday night.Brewers manager Craig Counsell signaled for the free pass with one out and a runner ...

Ends of eras: Dodgers, D-backs open year sans Kershaw, Goldy

Sports 03/27/19, 15:57

The Dodger Stadium mound just won't look right on opening day without Clayton Kershaw standing on it.First base will also look pretty weird for the Arizona Diamondbacks without Paul Goldschmidt on the bag.For the first time since 2010, Kershaw won't be the Dodgers' opening day starter when they face the ...

Yelich, Brewers host Goldschmidt, Cardinals on opening day

Baseball 03/27/19, 13:41

Matt Carpenter and the St. Louis Cardinals are well aware of what happened last year.Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers are home for the first time since one memorable October.Nothing like a tough test on the very first day of class.St. Louis Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt (46) celebrates in the dugout ...

Goldschmidt’s $20M signing bonus to be paid through 2024

Baseball 03/26/19, 22:28

Paul Goldschmidt's $144.5 million, six-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals includes a $20 million signing bonus to be paid over the next five years.Goldschmidt had a $14.5 million salary this season in the option year of a contract he signed with Arizona ahead of the 2013 season. That deal ...

Verlander says Astros better situation than free agency

Baseball 03/24/19, 13:56

Justin Verlander thinks the free-agent process is broken. Still, he says that's not why he decided to sign a new deal with the Houston Astros rather than test the market."I can't see a better situation," Verlander said Sunday after the Astros announced a three-year contract that added $66 million in ...

Goldschmidt, Cardinals finalize $130M deal for 2020-24

Sports 03/23/19, 11:26

Paul Goldschmidt wanted to stay in St. Louis, just like Mark McGwire, Jim Edmonds and Matt Holliday.Acquired in December from Arizona, Goldschmidt gave up a chance to become a free agent after this season when he finalized a new contract with the Cardinals that guarantees an additional $130 million from ...

source: Cards, Goldschmidt completing $130 million deal

Sports 03/22/19, 11:03

A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press the St. Louis Cardinals and slugging first baseman Paul Goldschmidt are nearing completion of a $130 million, five-year deal that would make him the highest-paid player in club history.The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Goldschmidt must still pass ...

Diamondbacks facing life without Goldschmidt

Baseball 03/19/19, 13:55

The post-Goldschmidt era is about to begin in the desert.For the first time in nine years, the Arizona Diamondbacks will open a season without Paul Goldschmidt at first base. The fan favorite and perennial MVP candidate was traded during the offseason, leaving a huge hole in Arizona's lineup.The Diamondbacks insist ...

Goldschmidt, Miller give Cardinals hope heading into 2019

Baseball 03/19/19, 05:12

John Mozeliak watched how the St. Louis Cardinals were galvanized following a managerial change midway through last season, then made a spirited run toward the playoffs that came up just short.He decided a couple of pieces were all it would take to push the Cardinals over the top.Welcome to St. ...

D-backs’ Lamb learning first with assist from Goldschmidt

Baseball 03/05/19, 13:04

Jake Lamb does have his own first baseman's glove. It just has Paul Goldschmidt's name on it.Lamb is taking over at first base for the Arizona Diamondbacks, replacing Goldschmidt, who was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in December. He's still waiting for a new glove with his name stitched ...

Newcomer Kelly gets 1st chance to catch Arizona ace Greinke

Baseball 02/25/19, 19:53

The Arizona Diamondbacks have tried to match up Zack Greinke with the same catcher per the pitcher's request. On Monday, 24-year-old Carson Kelly got his first chance behind the plate in the ace's first spring training start.It was a good partnership. Greinke needed just 16 pitches — 14 strikes — ...

Rockies’ Arenado: State of free-agent market is ‘sad’

Baseball 02/21/19, 13:00

The sluggish free-agent market the last two years has not scared Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado, who could be among the prizes in the next pool."I'm not afraid of it at all," Arenado said. "It doesn't have an effect on me. I think free agency is something you earn. You've ...

Kelly, Weaver ready to make their marks for Diamondbacks

Baseball 02/18/19, 17:00

Carson Kelly and Luke Weaver will always been known as the other players in the Paul Goldschmidt trade. No matter what they do for the rest of their careers, good or bad, they will be linked to the Arizona Diamondbacks' fan-favorite first baseman.But the Diamondbacks do not consider them replacements ...

Diamondbacks prepare for life without Goldschmidt

Baseball 02/08/19, 13:29

For the first time in years, the Arizona Diamondbacks begin spring training without Paul Goldschmidt as the quiet, powerful anchor of the team.A.J. Pollock and Patrick Corbin won't be there, either.Times are changing for the Diamondbacks, who have significant holes to fill, to say the least."I feel like it's going ...

Cardinals hope Goldschmidt, Miller push team over the top

Baseball 02/08/19, 02:11

John Mozeliak has built enough championship clubs in St. Louis that he immediately recognized after the Cardinals failed to make the playoffs last season that changes needed to be made.The president of baseball operations also knew they were close.So with an aggressive approach to the offseason, Mozeliak traded for six-time ...

Cards’ Goldschmidt is not thinking beyond 2019 season

Sports 12/07/18, 17:48

Now that he is with the St. Louis Cardinals, Paul Goldschmidt is not thinking beyond the 2019 season.The six-time All-Star was acquired from Arizona this week and will earn $14.5 million in the final season of a seven-year deal that will pay $46 million, including a $1 million assignment bonus ...

Cardinals strike gold, get Goldschmidt from Diamondbacks

Sports 12/05/18, 18:07

The St. Louis Cardinals struck gold in their search for a big hitter, getting All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a multiplayer trade Wednesday.Eager to push for the playoffs after a three-year absence, the Cardinals sent pitcher Luke Weaver, catcher Carson Kelly, minor league infielder Andy ...

Granderson voted Man of the Year for 3rd time by players

Baseball 11/27/18, 23:24

Free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson became the first three-time winner of the Marvin Miller Man of the Year, part of the players' association's Players Choice Awards.The 37-year-old Granderson, the winner in 2009 and 2016, split last season between Toronto and Milwaukee. He was followed in the voting by Arizona first ...

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