Monday, November 10, 2008

Sorry Phillies fans, Matt Holliday traded to the A's

Rumors have been swirling around Rockies slugger Matt Holliday and today those rumors will come to an end. Holliday has reportedly been traded to the Oakland A's for what appears to be a group of 3 or 4 solid prospects. The A's and Rockies make perfect trading partners since the A's have been accumulating young talent, the exact thing the Rockies have been looking for in exchange for Holliday.

I never bought into the idea that the Phillies were seriously pursuing Matt Holliday, and that's why I never bothered to post about it. The Phillies would have had to give up J.A. Happ, Carlos Carrasco and Shane Victorino in any deal to get Holliday, and that's way to steep of a price. The Phils do have a hole in the outfield if Pat Burrell doesn't come back, but there is no sense in trading away all of their best prospects to fill one hole. I look for the Phils to find a more reasonable (cheaper) option through free agency. Getting a guy like Holliday, or Manny Ramirez for that matter, are just pipe dreams.

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