Jon Heyman is reporting that the Colorado Rockies are set to send Matt Holliday to the Oakland Athletics. While the players involved are not reported, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Eric Chavez involved.
The A’s are closing in on a deal with the Rockies that would send star outfielder Matt Holliday to Oakland from Colorado, SI.com has learned. The players Colorado would receive are not yet known.
This is coming just a day after a near deal that would have sent Holliday to St. Louis fell through.
The Cincinnati Reds were supposively very interested in getting Holliday from the Rockies. Now the Reds will need to turn their attention elsewhere to acquire offense and a corner outfielder. The dream of having Jay Bruce in the same outfield as Matt Holliday will never be more then that. At least the Yankees don’t get Holliday.
Update: Aparently Huston Street is involved in the deal. The Athletics just couldn’t wait to deal that guy.