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Postby converge241 » Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:38 am

The Cardinals are close to acquiring Matt Holliday from the Cardinals for Brett Wallace and two other players, according to ESPN.com's Tim Kurkjian.

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Re: Matt Holliday Trade thread

Postby converge241 » Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:40 am

Outfielder Shane Peterson and righty Clayton Mortensen are also headed to Oakland if the deal goes through.

It's unclear who would pay Holliday the remaining $6MM on his contract should the teams complete a trade.



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Re: Matt Holliday Trade thread

Postby drunkmonkey » Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:41 am

ESPN - Holliday deal is close
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4353256

Not sure how I feel about this...seems like they could have got more out of Wallace. Hopefully it pans out, and isn't another Mulder-Haren fiasco.
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Re: Matt Holliday Trade thread

Postby Fade2White12 » Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:44 am

As a Holliday owner, I'm stoked. Rasmus, DeRosa, Pujols, and Ludwick around him. :-L
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Re: Matt Holliday Trade thread

Postby converge241 » Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:46 am

It has been said before the A's may have to pay around 1.5 mil
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Re: Matt Holliday Trade thread

Postby AussieDodger » Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:53 am

ZOMG so close.

I really want those three guys to be A's.
I've liked Mortensen in the past, and Wallace is the 3B of our dreams - he's even a fatty just the way we like it.

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Mortensen pitched 180 innings in '07, so he probably felt the effects of that in '08 and we're kind of buying low on him IMO. ;-D
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Re: Matt Holliday Trade thread

Postby drunkmonkey » Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:54 am

From what I've heard, Wallace is not a good defensive player. Better suited for 1B/DH, which is why the Cards are more willing to trade him.
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Re: Matt Holliday Trade thread

Postby AussieDodger » Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:56 am

drunkmonkey wrote:From what I've heard, Wallace is not a good defensive player. Better suited for 1B/DH, which is why the Cards are more willing to trade him.


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Re: Matt Holliday Trade thread

Postby clevername » Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:58 am

Wallace will end up at 1st/DH. The Cards need a 3b, too, and would be more reluctant to give him up if they really felt he'd stick at 3rd.

Mortensen is the wild card but many feel he'll end up a 5th starter/bull pen guy. Not a huge deal there in my eyes.
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Re: Matt Holliday Trade thread

Postby AussieDodger » Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:59 am

clevername wrote:Wallace will end up at 1st/DH. The Cards need a 3b, too, and would be more reluctant to give him up if they really felt he'd stick at 3rd.

Mortensen is the wild card but many feel he'll end up a 5th starter/bull pen guy. Not a huge deal there in my eyes.


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