According to various reports, it sounds like Matt Holliday could be on his way to St. Louis soon.
He was 1 for 4 with a double against the Yankees last night.
Meanwhile, we’re at the time of the year when fans send me their trade proposals. Most are on the lines of this: Send Toronto Edwar Ramirez, Melky Cabrera, Kei Igawa, John Rodriguez, Mike Dunn, Ramiro Pena and Humberto Sanchez and get back Roy Halladay.
If only it worked that way. Quantity never trumps quality in a trade. This isn’t trading baseball cards, it’s trading baseball players. If the Yankees want to get a star, they’ll need to trade somebody who can become a star.
Because he says it’s unlikely, I fully expect Brian Cashman to make some kind of deal. That’s usually how it works. But don’t expect a big name, maybe a No. 5 starter type. And it might not be until August as waiver deals will be easier to make.
UPDATE, 12:33 p.m.: Deal done. Holliday will not be playing for Oakland tonight. Holliday to the Cardinals for third baseman Brett Wallace, outfielder Shane Peterson and right-handed pitcher Clayton Mortensen. Oakland kicks in $1.5 million.