Diamondbacks Franchise Four Announced

By Guillermo Salcido
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May 8, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is congratulated in the dugout by teammates after hitting a solo home run in the sixth inning against the San Diego Padres at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Paul Goldschmidt

Arizona stats: .300 AVG, 104 HR, 372 RBI

A tip of the cap to the present and future of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Gonzo will only hold the Dbacks offensive records if Goldy allows it. The 3-time All Star is only 27 and is under contract through 2018. Goldy figures to be one of the faces of baseball for years to come. With Goldschmidt ready to hit his prime, Arizona will have to sit back and enjoy the ride. What a task to do.

Goldy got on the map in 2013. He hit .302 with 36 homeruns and 125 RBI, leading the league in the two latter categories. That season he came in 2nd in National League MVP voting. After a season ending injury derailed his 2014 bid for an MVP award, Goldy is back with a vengeance in 2015. If he stays in an Arizona uniform for the duration of his career (let’s hope for it), he’s get a shot to be recognized as the greatest Diamondback of all time.

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