The cardinals introduce the new fulcrum of their crime: n. 46 Goldschmidt –


ST. LOUIS • With the last fanfrequentario reserved for a defender of the midfielder, the Cardinals hoped to rewrite and top up their training, the Friday officials presented the first baseman who consider revitalizing half the order and bringing them back to October .

Paul Goldschmidt presented his shirt n. 46 by President Bill DeWitt Jr. and President John Mozeliak during a press conference held at Busch Stadium on Friday morning.

"The cardinals have had some extraordinary first base men over the years," DeWitt said, and listed a group of Hall of Fame and MVPs ranging from Mize to Musial, McGwire to Pujols. "It's an exciting day."

Goldschmidt said: "With this organization we could say that on every position".

Added Mozeliak, "Obviously a very exciting moment, many of you will ask the question, why Paul Goldschmidt? Simply, we recognize the importance of 2019. The most interesting thing about Mr. Goldschmidt was that we could not find anything negative about him Nothing When you think of the St. Louis Cardinals, it seems perfect, he says that 2019 counts and immediately improves our club ".

Mozeliak went on to say that the team will try to add a southpaw to the bullpen, a bat from the left bench and a reserve hunter.

"I do not know a baseball player who does not want to play here," Goldschmidt said. "There are organizations known for their greatness, and this is here … You knew this was a possibility, which has thrilled me and my family."

Goldschmidt said he spoke to Daniel Descalso and Jon Jay of the Cardinals, and he also spoke with Tony La Russa and Dave McKay after the trade to get an idea for the Cardinals organization.

"All the texts and phone calls I received, you will like them a lot," Goldschmidt continued.

The six-time All-Star refused to discuss in detail whether he wanted to talk about an extension or timing of such talks. His preference, he explained, is to keep such things private.

Goldschmidt said he chose number 46 because it was the closest to its number 44 that was available. He said he never asked for a number in his career, and he only had the number 44 because he was hanging in his locker. (No. 44 for Cardinals is currently worn by pitcher Luke Gregerson.)

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