​The ​St. Louis Cardinals are locking up their first baseman of the future with ​​Pa​ul Goldschmidt.


The two parties are close to agreeing to a behemoth of an extension, and we finally have the full details of the contract.

​​​Goldsch​midt will be paid $130 million over a five-year span with the team. The deal does not contain any opt-outs and also includes a full no-trade clause similar to Bryce Harper's contract with the Philadelphia Phillies.


The deal was well worth the price for the Cardinals. Goldschmidt is arguably the best first baseman in the league. In his eight years in the league, Goldy has been selected to six All-Star games, won four Gold Gloves, three Silver Sluggers, and has a career OPS of .930

Goldschmidt and Marcell Ozuna will form a deadly heart of the order as the Cardinals look to compete in a tight race for the NL Central division title in 2019.


Goldschmidt seems to be enamored with the organization and thoroughly enjoys the presence of his teammates, so this deal may truly prove to be a match made in baseball heaven.