Cardinals and Holliday closing in on a deal
According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals and Matt Holliday are “are working toward an agreement that multiple sources described as gaining momentum.” Holliday, who hit .353/.419/.604 in 63 games with the Cards this season, is expected to receive a $100 million deal, although details are unclear as to whether or not his contract will be shorter in length — a five-year offer — with a higher annual salary or longer in length — an eight-year offer — with a lower annual salary. Yesterday, it was reported that Holliday could receive up to $140 million.
Well, that’s that, folks. It was fun to dream about a lineup that featured Teixeira, A-Rod, and Matt Holliday, but I guess it’s time to wake up (it’s been time to wake up for a while now, actually). Outside of their own internal cogs (i.e., Brett Gardner), the Yankees have options available for left field. Jerry Hairston Jr., Reed Johnson, Randy Winn—these are all possibilities that may not be as sexy as a big-name player like Holliday, however, they do offer a level of utility that will certainly benefit an already strong offensive team. The trade market is also another avenue for a left fielder.
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