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Monday, November 10, 2008

BREAKING NEWS: A's Acquire Holliday

Breaking news out of Oakland, California, Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman reports that the Oakland A's are set to acquire outfielder Matt Holliday from the Colorado Rockies. Players going to Colorado are unconfirmed but rumors names pitchers Greg Smith and Huston Street, and outfielder Carlos Gonzalez.

This would come as a bold, surprising move from Oakland GM, Billy Beane, but if any GM is to make a bold move it's Beane. Beane has stockpiled the Oakland farm system over the past few years through trades and could definitely offer a package to suit the Rockies needs.

The addition of Holliday would immediately bring a power bat to a weak offensive club as well as a solid defensive player in the outfield. It remains to be seen whether or not Oakland would be able to sign Holliday, a free agent after the 2009 season, to a long-term deal.

On a Twins note, as expected my Holliday rumor to Minnesota is confirmed as ridiculous!

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