As Jim Hendry’s World Turns II: Cardinals To Acquire Matt Holliday

July 23, 2009 by  

Reports on Thursday are that the St. Louis Cardinals have made another move to bolster their roster for a pennant chase.

Earlier this month, the Cardinals traded for former Chicago Cubs infielder and fan favorite Mark DeRosa. Yesterday, they traded pitching coach Dave Duncan's son, Chris, to Boston for infielder Julio Lugo.

Today, they traded one of their top prospects, third baseman Brett Wallace, to the Oakland A's for outfielder Matt Holliday.

Holliday is in the final year of his contract, with a 2009 salary of $13.5 million.

This raises more questions for the Cardinals, because they already had a full outfield. Colby Rasmus has exploded onto the scene this year, while Ryan Ludwick has come back nicely in t...

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