Matt Holliday Traded to the A's

John MeyerContributor INovember 10, 2008

Breaking news out of Oakland: Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman reports that the Oakland A's are set to acquire outfielder Matt Holliday from the Colorado Rockies.

Other players involved in the deal are still unknown, but rumored names include pitchers Greg Smith and Huston Street, and outfielder Carlos Gonzalez.

This is a bold and surprising move from Oakland General Manager Billy Beane, but if any GM is to make a bold move it's Beane. He has stockpiled the Oakland farm system over he 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.

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