PAUL GOLDSCHMIDT NEWS’s Fantasy Baseball Podcast, 2016 Episode 1: First Basemen

The first episode of the 2016 fantasy baseball podcast season is here. Be sure to follow on Twitter @TheFantasyFix and Brett Talley on Twitter @theRealTal. Alan and Brett discuss the site’s consensus first base rankings, specifically, what they think of the first base class in 2016 and when they’ll be looking to draft a first baseman in upcoming drafts. They...
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Diamondbacks Spent Big, but They Did It the Right Way

Investing big money long-term in the offseason to players outside your organization isn’t usually the way to win, especially if that’s how you are building your team. However, it is possible to spend big in the offseason and have it translate to on-field success. See the Arizona Diamondbacks. They have a young nucleus in players such as Paul Goldschmidt, A.J. Pollock, Nick Ahmed...
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Arizona Diamondbacks Projected Batting Lineup

The Arizona Diamondbacks were one of the best hitting teams in the National League last season and they will aim to continue that excellence this season. The team’s .265 batting average and .324 OBP were both the 3rd best in the NL and they also had a .414 slugging percentage which was good enough for the 2nd best mark in the NL. While the D-Backs will have a new face at shortstop...
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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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9 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Fantasy Baseball: Arizona Diamondbacks Team Preview

Arizona has been busy this offseason, bringing in Zack Greinke and Shelby Miller to make a formidable top three in its rotation along with Patrick Corbin. They did lose one intriguing offensive fantasy asset in Ender Inciarte, whom they traded for Miller, but the D’Backs just brought in Jean Segura to try and recoup some of that lost offense. That won’t happen, but the desert...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Fantasy Baseball First Base Rankings

Embed from Getty Images Stats from Last Season (300 PA min) Miguel Cabrera had the best batting average at 1B - .338 Chris Colabello, Paul Goldschmidt, Buster Posey and Joey Votto all hit better than .300 Paul Goldschmidt and Anthony Rizzo led all first baseman with 38 doubles 10 others hit at least 31, but no more than 34 2Bs Chris Davis (47) and Albert Pujols (40) were...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Goldschmidt serves as honorary captain for Cardinals

While the Arizona Diamondbacks have a flashy set of new uniforms they'll sport in 2016, first baseman Paul Goldschmidt donned an entirely different jersey in his first public appearance of the New Year.The D-backs first baseman served as an honorary captain for the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday as they took on the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium.During his visit,...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Diamondbacks have shown interest in Howie Kendrick

It looks like Operation Transport-Los-Angeles-To-Phoenix may be in full effect for the Diamondbacks this winter. After signing ace right-hander Zack Greinke to a bank-breaking six-year, $206.5 million earlier this month, Arizona has reportedly explored the possibility of signing one of Greinke's former Dodger teammates as well. According to a report on Wednesday by Nick Piecoro...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies latest moves don’t factor into NL West balance of power debate

With a pair of splashy free-agent and trade moves during the early periods of the MLB offseason, the Arizona Diamondbacks front office clearly believes its 79-83 club is much closer to being the NL West-winning Los Angeles Dodgers than the cellar-dwelling Colorado Rockies. By signing free agent Zack Greinke and trading for Atlanta’s Shelby Miller, the Diamondbacks are committing...
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December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Zack Greinke alone doesn’t tip NL West power to Arizona

So much for the idea that Zack Greinke was going to the Giants or Dodgers. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting that the star right-hander has agreed to terms with another NL West team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Jon Heyman of CBS sports added that it’s a 6-year-deal. This makes the Diamondbacks a better team. But unless they’ve got another big move or two in them this offseason...
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December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Zack Greinke signs with Diamondbacks in stunner

All reports indicated Zack Greinke was going to make a decision regarding his free agency by the end of the week. He made good on that. But one thing Greinke did that caught us all off guard was choose the Arizona Diamondbacks, a team that really hadn’t been considered a contender for his services. Yet the D-Backs pulled off a stunner with one of their biggest signings in franchise...
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December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Making a Contender Out of the Diamondbacks

I’ll just be up front: some amount of bias will be present in this post. It’s unavoidable when you write a “sleeper team” post. I’m high on the Diamondbacks, and I’m not afraid to admit it. Between radio hits and and my weekly chats here at FanGraphs, I’ve been asked plenty of times who my sleeper team is for 2016. Of course, it’s far too early to have any real idea...
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December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Did Bryce Harper deserve the MVP?

Bryce Harper's numbers in 2015 were monstrous. He was firing on all cylinders, and he absolutely dominated the league. When it comes to position players, it's hard to think of anyone that had as much of an impact on one team as Harper did on the Washington Nationals.  Numbers don't lie, and Harper's spoke louder than most. Those familiar with the baseball world have known all along...
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November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks Target: Yovani Gallardo

In 2015, the Arizona Diamondbacks finished the season in the bottom ten in starting pitching ERA, 23rd to be exact. They also finished in the bottom ten in starting pitching FIP, in 25th place. In 2015, the D’backs pitching staff just was not good. While the offense hit new heights, led by Paul Goldschmidt and […]
Via Baseball Essential
November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Goldschmidt second in NL MVP vote

Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt finished second in voting for the 2015 National League Most Valuable Player award. Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper received all 30 first-place votes from members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America in results announced Thursday. Goldschmidt also finished runner-up in the NL MVP voting in 2013.  Since 1998, Goldschmidt...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Did the Arizona Diamondbacks Have a Successful Season?

Over the past few years the Diamondbacks, somewhat like the Padres in the winter leading up to the 2015 season, have made trade after trade. Not in a “Billy Beane is a genius” or “Dave Dombrowski sure can sell prospects at the right time” way. It was trading for a type of character player possibly involving grit and hustle. And their best performance over the past few years...
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November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Paul Goldschmidt's top 11 homers of his 2015 Silver Slugger season

Paul Goldschmidt hit 33 home runs with 110 RBI in 2015. Jake Roth USA TODAY SportsNow that Paul Goldschmidt has been granted his second-career Silver Slugger Award for his spectacular performance at the plate in 2015, let's take a look back at the highlights of the Arizona Diamondbacks slugger's season.Goldschmidt hit a total of 33 home runs and drove in 110 runs in 2015, which leaves...
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November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Goldschmidt adds 2nd Silver Slugger Award to crowded trophy room

PHOENIX -- Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt continued his haul of off-season hardware by being chosen for a National League Silver Slugger Award, given to the best hitter in the league at each position in voting of MLB managers and coaches. Goldschmidt, 28, is the first player in club history to win multiple Silver Slugger Awards after garnering the honor in 2013...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

D-backs honored as best defensive team; Goldschmidt picks up another award

The Arizona Diamondbacks were honored as the defensive team of the year and Paul Goldschmidt was honored as the defensive first baseman of the year in the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Awards announced Wednesday on MLB Network. It's the second defensive honor for Goldschmidt, who was named winner of the NL Gold Glove Award for first basemen earlier this week. Atlanta shortstop...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

D-backs' Pollock, Goldschmidt named Gold Glove winners

PHOENIX -- Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and center fielder A.J. Pollock on Tuesday were named Gold Glove Award winners in the National League. Goldschmidt won his second Gold Glove -- the first was in 2013 -- and joined former second baseman Orlando Hudson (2006-07) as the only D-backs infielders to win multiple fielding honors. Pollock won his first Gold Glove after...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 10, 2015  |  Discuss

D-backs to unveil redesigned uniforms on Dec. 3

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks will unveil redesigned uniforms on Dec. 3 -- though there are no changes expected to the team's color scheme or logo. "This is an exciting time for our franchise, as we have a unique opportunity to continue to evolve our uniforms," team president and CEO Derrick Hall told the team's official web site. "We have worked closely with our players for a year...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Goldschmidt, Pollock among best in NL offensively, defensively at their positions

PHOENIX -- Diamondbacks Paul Goldschmidt and A.J. Pollock this week were named to the 2015 Sporting News National League All-Star Team as well as finalists at their positions for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award. The Sporting News team was chosen before the postseason began by a panel of 25 NL executives. Similarly, the Gold Glove award winners are determined by major league managers...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Pollock, Goldschmidt lead D-backs to season-ending win

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks to start the season knew they had a cornerstone in Paul Goldschmidt, and over the course of 162 games quickly learned they have another in A.J. Pollock. Fittingly, the tandem sent the D-backs into the off-season on a winning note Sunday. Both Goldschmidt and Pollock hit home runs in the season finale, the former's deposited into the home bullpen for the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Ranking the top MVP Award candidates in each league

In the 169 times a Most Valuable Player Award has been chosen by the writers, 81 were won by Hall-of-Famers. Several other recent recipients are well on their way to Cooperstown. Regardless of the odds, earning an MVP places you on the short list of greatness. Here are the five in the American and National League who have the best chance to gain this unique honor. American League...
Via The Sports Daily
October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Paul Goldschmidt wins inaugural Luis Gonzalez Award

PHOENIX -- Paul Goldschmidt will be presented with the inaugural Luis Gonzalez Award prior to Thursday night's game vs. the Rockies. The award will be given annually to the D-backs player who best exemplifies the talents, spirit and heart of Gonzalez both on and off the field, as voted by his teammates and coaches. "I'm humbled to have an award named after me, especially since it...
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October 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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