give every time mlb Teams straddle a trade, with no way of knowing who had the better end of the deal until at least a few years had passed.
In many cases, prospects are involved, and we need to give them a few years to see if they run out.
However, there is one truth in most trade negotiations: Most of the time, the team that achieves the established star will “win” the business.
In many cases, prospects don’t work out as expected, and they often don’t even make the big leagues.
They are like lottery tickets: some, of course, have a safer destination than others, but the most likely scenario is that the effect of a set of prospects does not extend to the effect of an established, experienced contributor, which is more of a known entity. of.
Having said all this, Paul Goldschmidt The trade between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the St. Louis Cardinals turned out to be great for the latter.
In the meantime, D-Back is still waiting for one of the players to take a step forward and become a steady contributor.
The Cardinals acquired Luke Weaver, Carson Kelly, Andy Young and Paul Goldschmidt in exchange for a competitive Balance Round B pick in the 2019 MLB Draft.
— Danny Vietti (@DannyVietti) 25 August 2022
Goldschmidt is shedding tears
The reason Vieti tweeted that Thursday’s game for the Cardinals saw Goldsmith go 3-for-4 with two home runs, three runs and five RBIs.
Not only this, he is also a valid MVP candidate at the age of 34.
He has been doing well this year on the 335/.417/.622 line, with 34 doubles, 31 home runs and 100 RBIs.
He has undoubtedly been one of the most productive sluggers ever.
Kelly has had alternating good and bad years in Arizona, but this year he has a modest .637 Ops; While Weaver is no longer even related to the organization.