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Re: Matt Holliday Trade thread

Postby clevername » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:04 pm

as a Cards fan I'm hoping it goes through. I think it's a good deal for both sides.

Can't wait to hear all the media claim Oakland has swindled St. Louis again.

Even if Holliday leaves the Cards are likely to get 2 extra first rounders to replace Wallace and Mortensen.
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Re: Matt Holliday Trade thread

Postby clevername » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:08 pm

FWIW, St. Louis beat writer Bernie Miklasz is reporting it's a done deal pending review of medical records.
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Re: Matt Holliday Trade thread

Postby JTWood » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:08 pm

clevername wrote:Can't wait to hear all the media claim Oakland has swindled St. Louis again.

According to ESPN.com's Tim Kurkijan, the Cardinals are close to acquiring outfielder Matt Holliday from the A's.

Kurkijan, echoed by fellow ESPN.com writer Buster Olney, claims the Cardinals will give up top prospect Brett Wallace plus right-hander Clayton Mortensen and outfielder Shane Peterson. It seems like a very high price to pay for Holliday, an impending free agent who is owed around $6 million for the rest of this season. But, hey, Oakland GM Billy Beane has swindled the Cardinals before and is plenty capable of doing it again.
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Re: Matt Holliday Trade thread

Postby AussieDodger » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:13 pm

JTWood wrote:
clevername wrote:Can't wait to hear all the media claim Oakland has swindled St. Louis again.

According to ESPN.com's Tim Kurkijan, the Cardinals are close to acquiring outfielder Matt Holliday from the A's.

Kurkijan, echoed by fellow ESPN.com writer Buster Olney, claims the Cardinals will give up top prospect Brett Wallace plus right-hander Clayton Mortensen and outfielder Shane Peterson. It seems like a very high price to pay for Holliday, an impending free agent who is owed around $6 million for the rest of this season. But, hey, Oakland GM Billy Beane has swindled the Cardinals before and is plenty capable of doing it again.


Different GM, Kurkjian. :-?
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Re: Matt Holliday Trade thread

Postby Wright2Reyes » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:14 pm

Deal is done, Cards acquire Holiday in 4 player deal. Via ESPNNEWS
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Re: Matt Holliday Trade thread

Postby converge241 » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:18 pm

11:16am: ESPN.com reports that the deal is complete. The A's will contribute $1.5MM to the remainder of Holliday's salary, which leaves the Cards with about $4.5MM.

11:11am: Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post Dispatch says the teams are reviewing the players' medical records. The deal will go through unless they encounter an unexpected medical issue.

11:07am: Ed Price of AOL FanHouse hears the deal will go down. A source tells Price the sides are "finalizing as we speak."

10:58am: Jon Heyman of SI.com says the deal is "very close" to completion.
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Re: Matt Holliday Trade thread

Postby JTWood » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:20 pm

oh geez... we gave up 2 other prospects, too. :-[

Shane Peterson, Clayton Mortensen
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Re: Matt Holliday Trade thread

Postby converge241 » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:21 pm

The 1.5 was thrown about before because thats actually wallace's signing bonus lol
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Re: Matt Holliday Trade thread

Postby raiders_umpire » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:21 pm

I have a feeling this is a bad overpay by the Cards. If Holliday hovers around the 800ish OPS mark the rest of the year, this will definitely be a bad overpay.
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Re: Matt Holliday Trade thread

Postby Neato Torpedo » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:22 pm

As a Holliday owner and a Cubs fan, I'd've fancied a trade to Texas or Boston more. Whatever happened to that? :-/
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