So let’s try and figure this out. Billy Beane decided the A’s weren’t contenders last year and traded who he could. Now he is using three solid, under-control players (outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, starting pitcher Greg Smith and reliever Huston Street) to get Matt Holliday for one year?
Taking Holliday away from Coors Field to spacious Oakland Alameda County Some Computer Company Al Davis Coliseum should be an interesting exercise.
Two questions come to mind: Could Beane’s intention be to flip Holliday to another team? Does this mean he won’t want to sign Jason Giambi?
Next up: Jake Peavy. Tick … tick …tick.