He joined our Chris Hrabe after the trade announcement, Wednesday and gave Goldschmidt just about the best compliment you can give a player (especially if you're about to be a St. Louis Cardinals first baseman).
To acquire Goldschmidt, the Cardinals had to give up catcher Carson Kelly, right-handed pitcher Luke Weaver, minor league infielder Andy Young, and the Cardinals Compensation Round B selection in the 2019 Major League Baseball amateur draft.
In 2018, Goldschmidt hit.290 with 83 RBI and 33 home runs.
We know Paul Goldschmidt's stats, accomplishments and accolades, but what about the type of person and teammate he is? He won the NL Silver Slugger Award in 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2018, and he has three Gold Gloves (2013, 2015, 2017) on his shelf.
Enter Goldschmidt. Entering his final season before free agency, he'll be playing his age-31 season in 2019, but remains an excellent all-around player.
The Cardinals know how to play this game. After going 7-2 with a 3.88 ERA, Weaver followed that up with a record of 7-11 and an ERA of 4.95.