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Goldy tunes out personal, team predictions

There are lower expectations for the D-backs in 2017, at least in the minds of most baseball prognosticators, but do yourself a favor and don't bother asking first baseman Paul Goldschmidt for his reaction to them.
2 days ago

Goldschmidt eager to play for Team USA

Before agreeing to play for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic, D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt did his homework by calling players who had done so in the past to see if it impacted their preparation for the regular season.
3 days ago

Top 10 MLB first basemen for 2017

There are few positions that are both more fun – while simultaneously difficult – to breakdown than first base. It is annually the home many of the most impressive hitters in the game, and limiting that assessment to simply a top 10 ensures there will be some impact players left on the outside. But is also guarantees an all-out fight to make it to the top. This year’s list...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Paul Goldschmidt’s foul ball obliterates fan’s beer and snacks

Ballparks are active places, and fans must plan accordingly for foul balls, which means keeping your head on a swivel and making sure one is in a proper position to avoid potential pop-up foul ball. An unlucky fan learned that lesson the hard way, as she found herself caught between a rock and a hard place at AT&T Park as the San Francisco Giants faced the Arizona Diamondbacks...
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July 09, 2016  |  Discuss

The Fielding Technique That Powered Paul Goldschmidt's Flawless 3-6-3 Double Play

Turning a double play is a work of art. There's nothing like two players being in sync, knowing exactly what they have to do to get two opposing players out. And no first baseman does it better than the Arizona Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt. RELATED: Perfect Your Pick-Off Technique with All-Star First Baseman Paul Goldschmidt In the fifth inning of Saturday's game against the...
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May 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Goldschmidt one of baseball's best talents, biggest bargains

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Paul Goldschmidt, depending on one's perspective, is either among baseball's biggest bargains or one of its most underpaid players.Amazingly, the runner-up for National League MVP two of the last three seasons is just the fourth-highest paid player on the Arizona Diamondbacks roster. Goldschmidt will earn $5.85 million this season, the kind of money that goes...
Via Associated Press
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

An Inconclusive Exploration of Paul Goldschmidt’s Passivity

I don’t believe I’m out of line when I say that, of life’s most enjoyable pleasures, many are to be used, collected, consumed, or practiced in moderation. “You can have too much of a good thing,” they say. Food and alcohol, for example. Both delightful. Both substances which, were I unaware of the consequences of surplus consumption, I would regularly consume in excess...
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February 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Paul Goldschmidt lined a double that got stuck in the wall

We see balls get stuck between the pads of the outfield wall every so often, but they usually get stuck after a bounce. On Tuesday night, Paul Goldschmidt hit a screamer of a line drive against the Cardinals that got stuck between the pads without even bouncing. That’s a ground rule double. Goldschmidt would score the Diamondbacks’ only run of the night later in the inning on...
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

TC’s DraftKings Value Picks: Paul Goldschmidt Leads The Way

The Arizona Diamondbacks have one of the best young first basemen in the National League in 27-year-old Paul Goldschmidt, and with a $5,000 price tag, he’s a bargain for your daily fantasy baseball team. Goldschmidt has 22 home runs and 77 RBIs this season, leads the NL with a .335 batting average, and with Washington Nationals left-handed Gio Gonzalez is poised to have a terrific...
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

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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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

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