raiders_umpire wrote:Very true, but his career away from Coors Field OPS is just a bit over .800. If that is what the Cardinals are getting in this deal, then this deal does not help the Cards out nowhere near as much as some might think. If the move to the NL and Pujols in the lineup makes Holliday a 900ish+ OPS guy the rest of the year, this could be a move that pays off for St. Louis this year. But still 6 years of Wallace even with probable bad defense is alot to pay.
Don't forget that Holliday also has a .877 career OPS at the Oakland Coliseum. He simply hits better at home than away - regardless of where what team he plays for. Also, at the new Busch, he has a career OPS of 1.350, and a career average of .297 at NL Central ballparks.
This trade is the ultimate risk/reward for the Cardinals. Personally, I think this makes them the clear favorite in the division, and probably top three in the NL.
Win for Oakland
Win/Loss for St. Louis
Win for Holliday owners