Monday, November 10, 2008

Holliday to the A's

It appears as if the Colorado Rockies have agreed to trade outfielder Matt Holiday to the Oakland Athletics.

Holliday, a two-time All-Star, hit .321 last season - his fourth straight .300 campaign - but saw his power numbers dip, as he hit 25 home runs with 88 RBI, the first time since 2005 that he failed to top 30 HRs and 100 RBIs.

He had been the runner-up to Philadelphia's Jimmy Rollins for the NL MVP Award in 2007 when he set career-highs, hitting .340 with 36 home runs and 137 RBI.

Eligible to become a free agent at the end of the 2009 season, Holliday is a career .319 hitter and has hit 128 home runs, while knocking in 483 runs in his five years with the Rockies. .

For his career, though, he is a .280 hitter away from hitter-friendly Coors Field with 44 homers and 176 RBI in 339 games.

St. Louis was believed to be close to acquiring Holliday over the weekend in a deal that would have seen Ryan Ludwick heading to Denver, but that apparently fell through on Sunday.

No comments: