All Rights Reserved. That was already their suspected route, given Patrick Corbin and A.J. 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.

What is there to not like about this from the Cards' perspective? "There are times where you go, 'Wait a minute, this is not working,' “ Bochy said in 2013. If so, is Zack Greinke a trade candidate? Get all the sports news you need, direct to your inbox. As a Diamondback, he averaged more than a hit per start against the Giants, and he wasn't bothered by their cavernous park.

Goldschmidt has 22 homers against the Giants in 469 at-bats, with with 31 doubles, 79 RBI and 78 runs. He never quite did.

6-keys: media/spln/mlb/reg/free/stories, at He started last season slow, but still finished the year hitting .290/.389/.533 with 33 home runs. To his credit, Lincecum was always up to the challenge, and he walked Goldschmidt just five times as he tried to find a way to solve him. Goldschmidt should enable the Cardinals to move Matt Carpenter across the diamond to third base, which in turn gives St. Louis more options. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. is a registered trademark of CBS Interactive Inc. site: media | arena: mlb | pageType: stories | As for the Diamondbacks, trading Goldschmidt confirms they're rebuilding. Goldschmidt was the face of the franchise, a perennial MVP candidate who hit .297 in eight seasons, with 209 homers. Goldschmidt is a consistent offensive force. And then the Diamondbacks visited AT&T Park. Pollock's free agencies, but it's nice to receive confirmation. Paul Goldschmidt trade grades: Move is a winner for the Cardinals; Diamondbacks didn't get enough St. Louis didn't have to give up much to make a serious upgrade If they’re willing to part with Goldschmidt, their face of the franchise, then are they willing to go into full rebuild mode now that Corbin is gone and A.J. It's possible they see things we don't with both Weaver and Young. He has faced Madison Bumgarner more than any other pitcher, and has 22 hits -- including three homers -- and 11 walks in 78 place appearances. The Cardinals figure to take a run at extending Goldschmidt before he hits the open market, but they'll need to be cautious. Weaver, 25, came into 2018 with a lot of hype and ultimately disappointed with a 7-11 record and 4.95 ERA, but he was quite good in 2017 and still has a lot of upside. Pollock is also a free agent? In 68 career games at AT&T Park, he has a .990 OPS, 11 homers, 21 doubles and three triples. They’ll also probably want to consider what it would take to sign Goldschmidt long-term, as he’ll be one of the top free agents next offseason and they have a year to lock him up before anybody else does.

That's the day the Cardinals roll into town. Kelly is a former second-round pick who was stuck behind Yadier Molina as St. Louis’ catcher and figures to be a frontline backstop for the D-backs. The deal ought to help the Cardinals close the gap between themselves and the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Central. "I'm not hoping," he said at the time. There are plenty of possibilities for the Cardinals to consider between now and next season -- and nearly all of them make St. Louis a better ballclub. Kelly has the chance to be a starting backstop thanks foremost to his defensive chops. Goldschmidt had 10 homers off them the past three seasons, but now he's no longer a concern, at least until next July 5. More from Yahoo Sports: • Packers assistant coach fired after tweet • Team owner pays nearly $100K in Walmart layaway charges • Ex-NFL star going to prison for attempted murder • 49ers’ long snapper suspended for second PED violation, Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is going to the Cardinals in a trade. His offensive output is more uncertain, but an average stick would make him more than worth the lion's share of playing time. He'll turn 32 next September. Covering the impact of coronavirus on the sports world, The St. Louis Cardinals and Arizona Diamondbacks linked up for a blockbuster four-player trade on Wednesday, with first baseman Paul Goldschmidt coming to St. Louis in exchange for catcher Carson Kelly, right-handed pitcher Luke Weaver, and infielder Andy Young. Goldschmidt was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday for a package of prospects and young players who can jumpstart a rebuild at Chase Field. Matt Carpenter, St. Louis’ versatile MVP candidate, will move back to third base.

The market is the market and so on and so forth, but this package just feels too light to be enough for Goldschmidt -- even if it is just one season's worth.

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