The A’s are closing in on a deal with the Rockies that would send star outfielder Matt Holliday to Oakland from Colorado, SI.com has learned. The players Colorado would receive are not yet known.
Holliday is due to become a free agent after the 2009 season.
All in all, it would have been pretty costly to bring Holliday to Cleveland. This also likely takes Huston Street out of the mix as well, assuming he’s one of the pieces moved to Colorado.
If there’s a silver lining here, I think it’s that Holliday will do a lot less damage in the bay area than he would have had he fell on to the roster of the St. Louis Cardinals or Philadelphia Phillies – both rumored to be interested in his services. It will be interesting to see what Holliday can do at McAfee Coliseum as it is one of the biggest pitchers park in baseball. Have fun with all of that foul territory, Matt.
A’s to Acquire Holliday From Rockies [SI.com]