Cardinals trade for Matt Holliday

Millz

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I preferred Halladay and didnt wanna trade Brett Wallace but this immediately gives us a stacked lineup.

Now we just have to sign this guy to an extension...

According to ESPN.com's Tim Kurkijan, the Cardinals are close to acquiring outfielder Matt Holliday from the A's.

Kurkijan, echoed by fellow ESPN.com writer Buster Olney, claims the Cardinals will give up top prospect Brett Wallace plus right-hander Clayton Mortensen and outfielder Shane Peterson. It seems like a very high price to pay for Holliday, an impending free agent who is owed around $6 million for the rest of this season. But, hey, Oakland GM Billy Beane has swindled the Cardinals before and is plenty capable of doing it again.
 

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I personally believe Holliday is a bit overrated, he only had great numbers because he played in Colorado. But this is still a good pick up by the Cardinals. Him and Pujols will make a good one-two punch.
 

Millz

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He's a little overrated but still puts up really good numbers...Cards lineup is sick right now with Pujols, Holliday and Ludwick. Not to mention Schumaker, Rasmus, DeRosa and Molina. Im excited.
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Holliday went 4-5 with a rbi in last nights game...good start to say the least.

Lugo, the other pickup, hit a homer and hit a triple.

TOday Lugo has a single and a steal...I'm liking this lineup
 
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Millz

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Looks like the Cardinals at least PLAN on bringing back Holliday long term...I dont blame them but I dont know where the money is gonna come from either.

I hope they bring him back though

Cardinals chariman Bill DeWitt Jr. said Saturday that his club will try to lock up the newly acquired, and impending free agent, Matt Holliday.

The Cardinals dealt a trio of prospects, including Brett Wallace, to the A's this week to finally gain some protection behind Albert Pujols. It has worked so far, as the Birds rattled off eight runs Friday and another six Saturday. But losing Holliday after this season would make the deal seem pretty foolish, even if they gain a supplemental draft pick. "We're not looking at this as a one-year deal, I assure you," DeWitt said. Let's hope so.