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Over the Winnipeg Jets tonight, another shutout four Jake Allen is I in a calendar year and now headed back home for the first four straight home games. It'll be two o'clock on Sunday against Vancouver. We're getting ready to head to Vegas tomorrow claims and myself will be. Bound for the winter meetings and the cardinals making a massive move earlier this week on Wednesday. Just a couple of hours before the blues took to the ice against Edmonton trading. Carson Kelly, Luke Weaver Andy young and a draft pick to Arizona for six time all star, Paul Goldschmidt Goldschmidt, one of the premier players in the game has Gold Gloves. Also has three finishes inside the top three in National League MVP voting and was introduced today at Busch stadium along with cardinal's president of baseball operations, John mosaic and Mike Gersh. Here's a new cardinals first baseman and chairman Bill DeWitt junior an exciting day for us, and I'm very pleased to introduce the newest member of the Saint Louis cardinals, Paul Goldschmidt. As you all know, he's a perennial all star MVP candidate, go Glover. Silver slugger. Excellent base runner and admire teammate. Cardinals have had some impressive first baseman over the years. Johnny mize. Stan Musial Bill white Orlando Cepeda. Mark McGuire, Keith Hernandez, Albert pool halls, and of course, most recently mad carpenter. I know Rickel correct me if I've missed someone because I did this off the top of my head. Paul is a perfect fit for our club. Last year. We won eighty eight games and a wonderful second-half struggled in the first half. And you know, we're so close to the play offs. We felt like an additional impact player could put us over the top. And. Fortunately, Mohan has staff have been able to accomplish that with the acquisition of Paul Goldschmidt. I give credit to our scouting and player development department for producing young players and you're out. Less to make moves like this last year. Of course, we picked up Marcelo zone and a trade with Miami where we gave up young talent. And we gave up a lot of young talent draft choice to get Paul Goldschmidt. And I would be remiss if I didn't complimentary fans as well. Three million fans year in year out and ablest to make these kinds of commitments to try to keep the cardinals at the highest level. I think most of you now that I value not only the present. But the future and thinking about the past and the obligation. We have to keep this franchise at the highest level year in and year out and without player development without our fan base. We wouldn't be able to do it. So it's an exciting day. I know cardinals fans are excited. I like the headline of the post dispatch this morning, if you haven't seen it we got a copy for you. And at this time I'd like to turn it over to them out. Thank you Bill. Obviously, very exciting time. And you're gonna ask the question. Why Paul well, simply realize the importance of twenty nine thousand nine we looked at all the different options that might be out there. Whether it's free agent market, what our trade options might look like, and we really felt that all checks so many boxes for us that it made sense. And when you do your diligence on players, you always hear about players make up and how much they care about the game or not care about the game. Or what the real DNA is. And the most interesting thing about Mr. Goldschmidt was we couldn't find anything negative on nothing. He loves baseball loves to play the game plays it, right? When you think about the Saint Louis cardinals? He just sounds like the perfect fit. And when when we were talking about that Bill, and I was recently that ended up being the headline in the pulse batch today. So we're actually on the same page role in time. And as you look at at what this does for club. It does say that twenty nineteen matters. And we believe it truly improves our club immediately. So as we look at at what we still need to do. We still realize or we'd to address the bullpen. There could be a chance where we look at adding a left handed bat, and we still need to find a backup catcher. But having said that it's my.