SongInTheAir Posted May 15, 2008 Share Posted May 15, 2008 So if we continue playing well and stay in the thick of things, rumor has it we may be buyers rather than sellers this year. I found this article interesting: Rosenthal's Latest: Rockies Could Trade Holliday In Ken Rosenthal's latest column, he sees Matt Holliday as a prime candidate to be traded this summer. Rosenthal notes that the Rockies are already 10 games back and have very little chance of signing Holliday to an extension. Holliday is signed through '09 with $13MM due next season. Previously, Rosenthal speculated that the Rockies might be willing to go to 6 years/$96MM to keep last year's NL MVP runner-up. However, all we know of Holliday's demands are that he wants more than a four-year deal. Rosenthal thinks that the Rockies could also seek to move Brian Fuentes and Garrett Atkins. Fuentes is eligible for free agency after this season and Atkins will be in his second year of arbitration eligibility and is not eligible for free agency until after next season. Rosenthal also suggests that the Rockies may be willing to accept low-level, high-ceiling prospects in return as they are deep in prospects at AA and AAA. (taken from mlbtraderumors.com, citing Ken Rosenthal). It would be fantastic to have Holliday on this team as a late season rental. I don't think the Marlins would have any chance of signing him obviously, but he would be a good guy to have for the stretch run if we're still in it. Thoughts? (open topic for "too early"/"not gonna happen"/"you're stupid, leave this board" posts. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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