TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - Larry Fitzgerald had a similar reaction to the Arizona Diamondbacks trading Paul Goldschmidt as many fans.
"I was bummed," said the Cardinals face of the franchise. "I texted him and said, 'Tell me it's not so.' But he's going to a great organization, a championship organization. They've run their division for a long time. Before the Cubs got good, they were really shooting for the playoffs. They've done a great job over the years and I know he's going to fit right in with them."
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Fitzgerald and Goldy have a lot in common. Both played in Arizona their entire careers until the D-backs shipped Goldschmidt to St. Louis. Both are candidates for the mythical "Mt. Rushmore of Arizona sports."
"He's a wonderful person, great ambassador to this community and ambassador for the D-backs for a very long time. I'll miss him, personally. I'll get a chance to watch him and go see him in spring training, and beat up with him on the golf course. He's terrible out there. But it's going to be big shoes to fill, trying to fill his role. But I'm happy he's going to get a new deal, though. He deserves it," said Fitzgerald. "It would be nice to see him get that nine-figure deal."
Fitzgerald was also asked about his future. He said he's focused on the next four weeks. The Cardinals host the Detroit Lions on Sunday.