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D-backs' Paul Goldschmidt playing way over his salary

Paul Goldschmidt is quickly being given his due for being perhaps the best player in baseball. In the latest All-Star voting update released Monday, Goldschmidt was well ahead of fellow first baseman Adrian Gonzalez -- more than doubling his vote total -- and now ranks third overall in the NL in votes behind Bryce Harper and Buster Posey.The Arizona Republic points out that Goldschmidt...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Goldschmidt ranks third among all NL players in all-star voting

The final updates in balloting for the Major League All-Star Game were released Monday, and with three days left in the voting, Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt has now nearly doubled the vote total of his closest challenger, Adrian Gonzalez of the Dodgers. Goldschmidt has 7.34 million votes -- behind only Bryce Harper and Buster Posey among National League players. Gonzalez...
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14 reasons to join the MLB season already in progress

This week saw a conclusion brought to both hockey and basketball season on consecutive days, with the Chicago Blackhawks cementing themselves as the burgeoning dynasty on the ice, while the..... The post We Now Join The Major League Baseball Season, Already in Progress appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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The Paul Goldschmidt Dinger Test

Is Paul Goldschmidt underrated? Probably, yes. Is Paul Goldschmidt the most underrated player in all of baseball? Probably. Maybe. I don’t know. It’s a tricky question, with no possible answer. I mean, on the one hand, Goldschmidt is the National League vote leader at first base for the All-Star Game, and his lead is something […]
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt’s Numbers are Approaching those of Babe Ruth

Paul Goldschmidt hits a 2-run home run against the Chicago Cubs in the 10th inning on Friday, May 22, 2015 at Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ. (Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher/AZ Central Sports) Paul Goldschmidt’s offensive onslaught is drawing comparisons to the historic seasons of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, mythical offensive legends in the current pitchers’ era. Through 63 games...
Via The Sports Journal
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Arizona Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt One of MLB’s Most Underrated Players?

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt swings for an RBI single off San Francisco Giants’ Ryan Vogelsong in the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 13, 2015, in San Francisco. (Mandatory Credit: Ben Margot/AP) He may not draw the same attention as all-star players like Mike Trout and Bryce Harper, but saying that Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt...
Via The Sports Journal
19 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs manager Hale seeks more production behind Goldschmidt

After Wednesday’s loss in Los Angeles, Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale acknowledged that the team needs more production out of the cleanup spot behind Paul Goldschmidt. Per The Arizona Republic:“[Yasmany] Tomas has done a pretty good job for a rookie," Hale said. “David [Peralta] at times has done a good job. But, yeah, we need some more production out of them. … I like Tomas...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Goldschmidt is Back for a Monster Season

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt watches his home run against the Milwaukee Brewers during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 31, 2015, in Milwaukee. Mandatory credit: AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps They say distance makes the heart grow fonder, but sometimes distance makes us forget. Distance in terms of time can have us forget how special someone is or ,in sports...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks hitless following Paul Goldschmidt intentional walks

The Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt has been walked 37 times this season, 10 of which have been intentional. Three of those intentional passes were issued on Sunday by the Brewers with all due respect to Goldschmidt’s ownership of Miller Park.Unfortunately the D-backs have yet to take advantage of any of those walks. The Arizona Republic notes that the team is 0 for 9 with a walk...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks: La Russa announces GM candidates

The search for the new general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks has begun. Steve Gilbert of has reported multiple times that the Diamondbacks are committed to improving their advanced metrics department. Chief baseball officer Tony La Russa has said that the team will embrace advanced metrics more than in years past but the metrics department will not interfere with the...
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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