Monday, November 10, 2008

Beane Does it Again: Holliday to A's

Billy Beane has worked his magic again.  The one-time phenom GM profiled in the cult classic Moneyball is close to completing a deal that would land slugger Matt Holliday from the Colorado Rockies.  Landing a player of this caliber immediately puts Beane in the conversation for next year's executive of the year award.  True, Holliday is only under contract for one more year, but he undoubtedly  brings the middle of the lineup threat that Oakland was sorely lacking last season.  Names being mentioned as being discussed in the deal are Huston Street, Greg Smith, Sean Gallagher, and Carlos Gonzalez.