Happy Hollidays

For whatever reason, the Oakland Athletics have decided to add a superstar rather than ditch one.

The Colorado Rockies have dealt big bat-wielding outfielder Matt Holliday to the ever-rebuilding A's, for reliever Huston Street, lefty starter Greg Smith and outfielder Carlos Gonzalez.

Oakland has seen the likes of Johnny Damon, Jason Giambi (who may return to Oaktown), Miguel Tejada and the Big Three (Tim Hudson, Mark Mulder and Barry Zito) cruise outa Dodge for dollar signs elsewhere, making this move almost unbelievable.

Future trade bait Holliday, the 28-year-old 2007 NLCS MVP and near Home Run Derby Champ, is set to make $13.5 million next season before becoming eligible for free agency.

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pookeyguru said...

I'm thrilled about this revelation myself. After all, it's Matt Holiday, and this is a guy, who probably had a really off year last season, drove in 88 runs. I can really live with that. Like I could live with Dick Cheney become Satan's butt buddy for life. Or eternity.

It's a good move by David Forst, and that may be a first. Forst has had his work cut out for him given the talent situation out in Sac & Stockton, and given that most people still think Beane is running the team. I guess the only question is, now can the A's actually kick the shit outta the Halo's next year?