The news came across today that the Rockies traded Matt Holliday – arguably their most popular player – to the Oakland A’s.
I’m not a big baseball fan, but I just wanted to put this out there and say that while this was a good trade, it’s going to be perceived as a boneheaded Rockies move. The young talent that we received for a player in the last year of his deal – a deal that’s too expensive for the Rockies to re-sign – will make this trade worth it. Rather than have nothing to show at the end of next year when Holliday would have left, we’ve managed to get something for it.
Nonetheless, one can’t deny that Holliday is a popular player and put fans in seats. We’ll see how this plays out next year, especially if the Rockies aren’t competitive.