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Report: D-backs have had discussions with teams about Goldschmidt trade

Report: D-backs have had discussions with teams about Goldschmidt trade
Posted at 8:30 PM, Nov 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-19 22:32:32-05

The Arizona Diamondbacks have reportedly had discussions with multiple teams about potentially trading All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt.

The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reported Monday that the Houston Astros and St. Louis Cardinals "are the two teams that have had the most meaningful discussions" with the D-backs about Goldschmidt. Rosenthal noted, however, that those discussions are not far along, and no deal is imminent.

On Friday, USA Today's Bob Nightengale told Arizona Sports 98.7 FM that the D-backs are listening to trade offers for Goldschmidt, and they are also actively looking to deal starting pitcher and former Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke.

“I’d be stunned if he is (with the D-backs) in 2019, I really would be,” Nightengale said about Greinke. “I mean, they’re shopping him everywhere. It may take a package with Paul Goldschmidt just because of the money involved.”

The D-backs signed Greinke to a six-year, $206.5 million deal before the 2016 season. He is still owed $104.5 million over the next three years.

The 31-year-old Goldschmidt is set to make $14.5 million next season before becoming a free agent heading into the 2020 season.

Reports have suggested the D-backs may be at the beginning of a rebuild cycle after missing the playoffs last season. Dealing Greinke and Goldschmidt in exchange for prospects could be an integral part of that rebuild.