What would it take to get Paul Goldschmidt? He is signed thru 2018. I haven't heard his name mentioned in trade rumors, but, why not. Arizona stinks and likely will for sometime. I'd rather give a boatload of prospects for him than Tulo or Price.
8. Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, Arizona Diamondbacks (HM): Remember our Trade Value Rules: Position matters. To make this list, a first baseman needs to hit a ton, never get hurt, and field his position very well; if he can run a bit, that doesn’t hurt. Goldschmidt did all of that in 2013. The 26-year-old bruiser blasted 36 homers and hit .302/.401/.551, which, even after adjusting for the hitter-friendly Chase Field, still works out to 56 percent better than league-average offense. He also played in 160 games, was the second-best defender at first base per the Defensive Runs Saved stat, and even stole 15 bases7 after swiping 18 in 2012. Now check out the deal he signed in March: five years at $32 million, with one club option totaling $14.5 million. Year 1 is done, but the rest of those seasons still look glorious for the D-backs given their All-Star slugger’s price and production.
mlt86 wrote: What would it take to get Paul Goldschmidt? He is signed thru 2018. I haven't heard his name mentioned in trade rumors, but, why not. Arizona stinks and likely will for sometime. I'd rather give a boatload of prospects for him than Tulo or Price.
I'd imagine it would take McCutchen or Polanco and Cole or Walker, Cole, Bell, and Kingham.
He won't be traded because he's young, cheap and still has many years to go in his prime. At least not for a couple of years. The Diamondbacks are a mess though this year. Part of that was because of injury and part of that was because of poor decision making. They brought in La Russa to oversee things so I think they deserve one year to allow guys come back from injury and see what happens. I can see them moving guys like Hill and Prado to free up salary and get a few players back in the system. Realistically though Goldschmidt won't be on the trade market till 2017 or later. You can't get equal value back for a superstar making as little as he is making. From 2014 till after 2018 Goldschmidt will make combined what Miguel Cabrera will make in one year of his new contract. Plus Goldschmidt still likely hasn't reached his ceiling yet. As good as he was last year, he's been better this year. The smart move is to see what happens a couple of years from now and then evaluate.
If he were available though in trade I would give up a lot to trade for him though. With his contract he has a lot more trade value than Troy Tulowitzki. He's one guy I would be willing to put Polanco in a trade to get. You would still need to add a lot more though which becomes the big issue. No harm in asking though as you never know when a team is willing to make a ridiculous move. It's just highly unlikely to happen.
I think some posters are copying the fantasy land the Yankees fans use to have. Thinking they can trade Mario Mendoza for Babe Ruth. I see everyone wants to get Tulo, Goldschmidt, Stanton and Price and think maybe get away not paying full price. It won't happen people. Other GM's aren't stupid. The Yankee fans always thought they could get the best players in baseball and give up half or less the price.