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Paul Goldschmidt wrote a heartwarming farewell to D-backs fans in the Arizona Republic

(Darin Wallentine)

Before being traded to the Cardinals this offseason, Paul Goldschmidt had spent his entire professional baseball career in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization. He was drafted out of Texas State by the team in 2009, he was an offensive juggernaut in the Minor Leagues and his first big league dinger was a rocket off two-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum:

He's arguably the most decorated player to ever put on a D-backs uniform and, because of his talents and business-as-usual demeanor, a bonified fan favorite. With all that in mind, Goldy decided to repay the Arizona faithful with a nice, thank-you letter in the local paper. To all the people who first saw his baseball dreams come true:

Let's hope, for D-backs fans sakes, he doesn't hurt them too bad when the Cardinals come to town next year.