Why Goldschmidt Over Harper?

A.E. Schafer, writing for Viva El Birdos, has a long essay trying to come to grips with the thought process of St. Louis Cardinals management in trading for Paul Goldschmidt instead of trying to sign Bryce Harper. It’s an in-depth study and I appreciate everything that’s outlined, but everything really boils down to keeping Goldschmidt and if Cardinals management can’t do that after this year, then the fan base is going to be angry.

Personally, I wanted the team to do both.

March 4, 2019