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Holliday update …

Looks like left-hander Greg Smith will definitely be part of this deal. Just talked to him. He’s spoken with A’s assistant GM David Forst and Rockies GM Dan O’Dowd, and Smith is awaiting plans to fly to Denver to take a physical. In October, Smith had a bone chip removed from his left elbow. He expects to be fine for spring training, but it’s no surprise the Rockies would want to be sure. Smith hadn’t heard of any other players involved. But adding Carlos Gonzalez and Huston Street to the package seems very reasonable. I can’t see the A’s getting Holliday without including a top-shelf prospect for the future, and Gonzalez would fit the bill. Colorado expects to lose Brian Fuentes from its bullpen, so Street would help on that front.

Joe Stiglich