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NL West Notes: Goldschmidt, Blanco, Floro

Posted On: Sep 21, 2018   |   Posted By: MLB Trade Rumors

The Diamondbacks ' recent plummet out of contention in the NL West should force the team and fans alike to ask the uncomfortable question of how long Paul Goldschmidt will remain with the team, writes Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. Arizona holds a no-brainer $14.5MM option over Goldschmidt for the 2019 season, but he's slated to hit free agency after that campaign. The D-backs don't have tons of financial flexibility (thanks largely to enormous salaries for Zack Greinke and, to a lesser extent, Yasmany Tomas ), and they're lacking in the upper levels of the farm following numerous win-now trades. There's also the question of how willing the team should be to commit what could be a $25MM+ annual salary to a player who'd be 32 years of age in the first season of that contract.
While the D-backs and Rockies aren't in the same situation in terms of payroll and overall farm strength, Arizona's Goldschmidt conundrum nonetheless has some parallels to the looming decision Colorado will need to make with...

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