After emerging as one of the top offensive duos in all of baseball, the Diamondbacks tandem of Paul Goldschmidt and A.J. Pollock may want to stick together for the long haul. According to recent comments from general manager Dave Stewart, the D-Backs are interested in hammering out long-term extensions with both players and will hold at least preliminary discussions this offseason.
Stewart expressed interest in signing Goldschmidt, who is controllable through the 2019 season, but admitted that he does not think it is likely that the first baseman's camp will reach out with interest in getting a deal done at this juncture. The 28-year old Goldschmidt has emerged as one of the best players in all of baseball and would be smart to explore all of his options with four seasons left under team control.
Pollock appears to be the more likely of the pair to receive an extension in the near future, as both sides have publicly expressed interest in working out a deal. The 27-year old outfielder is not slated to hit free agency until after the 2018 season, but Stewart has already talked to others in the organization to prep for negotiations.
In addition to talking about extensions with Goldschmidt and Pollock, the D-Backs are likely to pursue front-end rotation help on the free agent market this winter. Mike Leake is a name that has been tied to Arizona, but the team is also likely to at least look into the possibility of signing David Price, Zack Greinke, or Johnny Cueto.