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Rockies trade OF Matt Holliday to the Athletics for Huston Street, others

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher The Colorado Rockies have traded outfielder Matt Holliday to the Oakland Athletics. In exchange, closer Huston Street was the marquee returning player in the package. Also involved in the deal were outfielder Carlos Gonzalez and left-handed starter Greg Smith. This deal will become official once the players pass their physicals. “Originally, it was a little bit of a surprise considering I’ve never been traded before,” Holliday said. “I spent my first 11 years of professional baseball in the Rockies organization. Any time you make a change there’s a bit of an unknown.” This deal comes after Holliday turned down a contract extension with the team. Rockies general manager Dan O’Dowd offered Holliday a five-year, $107.5 million deal. Instead, mega sports agent Scott Boras turned down the deal. “This wasn’t going to go away. It was going to be a distraction,” O’Dowd said. “And that’s nothing against Mattie. He’s earned the right to be a free agent after next season, and he’s earned the right to pick where he plays after next season. There’s no hard feelings, no animosity.”

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso IIIhttps://thecapitalsportsreport.com
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 11 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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