Dang. I wanted to see him in a Mets uniform. But how in the heck could Oakland sign him after this year? Maybe Beane will be shopping him for prospects or something.
Wow, the A's actually acquire talent instead of letting to go for once.
huh.. this seems like a trade where the A's would be on the opposite end.
ESPN was saying all weekend he was going to the Cardinals. Shocker, ESPN was wrong.
I think it came down to years. They have Ludwick for 3 years and would only get Holliday for 1 before free agency. I guess they have more pressing needs (rotation, bullpen) than adding to an already full outfield.
STLtoday - St. Louis Cardinals GM says Holliday trade not happening
This article says the Rockies also wanted Skip Schumaker and Mitchell Boggs, a AAA pitcher, and the Cards were unwilling to trade three players (two considerably productive) for Holliday and all his $$$. Earlier in the week they were saying that Holliday would command a higher salary than Pujols.
Too bad for Cards fans. Having Pujols and Holliday in the same lineup is a rather sexy proposition, but alas, no more.
thrilled to death that the Cardinals did not end up with this guy.
As an A's fan let me say...SWEEEEEEEEEEET!
Rosenthal says the A's do not plan to flip Holliday or trade him in July. Rosenthal also says the A's could increase payroll to as high as $80MM, which could mean $25-30MM to play with.
Where are they getting the money to increase payroll? Must have good news coming about a new stadium in San Jose.