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All but done …

Still nothing official coming from the A’s or Rockies, but there’s absolutely nothing that suggests this trade won’t happen: Matt Holliday going to the A’s in exchange for Huston Street, Carlos Gonzalez and Greg Smith. The announcement is likely to come tomorrow. No use making the announcement today anyway, when Tim Lincecum’s Cy Young win would have stolen some of the thunder. If you’re over your voting hangover from last week’s presidential election, then give your opinion on whether you like this trade or not. Our poll is up on this blog right now …

Joe Stiglich

  • http://www.timelinemp.com Danny

    I like this trade if for no other reason than the Denver fans sound like us now. “Why do we keep trading our stars away?” I just read an article in the Post that said the shop owners are being hit hard because Holliday was their top jersey seller, and AI just left the Nuggets.

    I don’t really see a downside to this one. As was said earlier, either we compete this year for a playoff spot, because really, all we have to do is beat Anaheim. And win or lose in that race, it will be an exciting summer and we’ll get a couple more draft picks come ’10. Or, we’re totally out of it by July and he gets traded to a contender for more prospects. This is the first time I can remember for a long time where we’re getting a superstar who isn’t over 40, or coming off some horrible injury, or just finishing out his career. Getting to see someone like Holliday in his prime, even if it’s only for one season, is going to be fun.