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Sat, 18 May 2013 12:03:44 -0700
In his last 15 games, Arizona Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt is batting .440 (22-for-50) with seven home runs, six doubles and 17 RBIs.
Thu, 09 May 2013 14:00:03 -0700
Scouts have recently been very enamored with 1B Paul Goldschmidt and his skills at the plate, and the first baseman crushed two more home runs Wednesday, May 8. "He's an unbelievable player," RP Heath Bell said. "If he were on the east coast, he'd be (considered) one of the best in the game. I think he is one of the best in the game as it is. We don't get a whole lot of limelight here in Arizona. He's just an amazing player." Goldschmidt had four home runs in three games against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
One scout noted that Goldschmidt is a pure hitter unlike most of the other first basemen in the majors. "He's not giving away a single at-bat right now," a scout said. "He's unreal. He's so locked in. He's got monster power and now he's kind of understanding his game on a different level."
Fantasy Tip: Goldschmidt is being compared by scouts to some of the elite power hitters in the game, if that means anything to you. The Diamondbacks look very smart right now by locking him up to a deal that can keep him under club control through the 2019 season. He's becoming a special player and guy that you might want to try trading for in keeper leagues.
Sun, 21 Apr 2013 20:16:47 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt is the only player on the team to have played in every game this season. He went 1-for-3 with a pair of walks, a run scored and an RBI Sunday, April 21, against the Colorado Rockies.
Fantasy Tip: Manager Kirk Gibson rested many of his regulars over the weekend, with some like Miguel Montero, Gerardo Parra, etc. getting their first day off of the season. While Goldschmidt remains an obvious must-start in all fantasy leagues, don't be surprised to see him rest at some point during the upcoming week.
Sat, 30 Mar 2013 11:02:09 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt's contract extension features a $500,000 signing bonus. He will receive base salaries of $1 million in 2014, $3 million in 2015, $5.75 million in 2016, $8.75 million in 2017 and $11 million in 2018. The team holds a $14.5 million option for the 2019 season with a $2 million buyout.
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 21:25:55 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Arizona Diamondbacks and 1B Paul Goldschmidt agreed to a five-year, $32 million contract Friday, March 29.
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 07:57:19 -0700
Updating an earlier report, the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed with 1B Paul Goldschmidt on a five-year, $32 million deal with a $14.5 million club option for 2019. It buys out all his arbitration years and at least one free-agent year.
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 07:35:37 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to an extension with 1B Paul Goldschmidt. Terms haven't been disclosed.
Tue, 19 Mar 2013 05:36:14 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks are talking to 1B Paul Goldschmidt about a multi-year extension.
Mon, 11 Feb 2013 06:57:31 -0800
The Arizona Diamondbacks tried to sign 1B Paul Goldschmidt to an extension this offseason. Goldschmidt declined because he wanted another year to establish his value and clear up what category he fits in among his peers.
Sat, 09 Feb 2013 10:29:56 -0800
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers recently approached 1B Paul Goldschmidt about signing a long-term deal but he told the club he would like to wait.