Tag:Chicago Cubs trade
Posted on: October 29, 2008 8:12 pm

Possible Cubs Trade?

I recently heard that the Rockies are listneing to offers for Matt Holliday.  With only one year left on his contract, the Rockies are not going to be able to keep him once he reaches free agency.

Alfonso Soriano's contract includes a no-trade clause through 2014.

It is my opinion that the Cubs need to convince Soriano to waive his no-trade clause and send him to Colorado for Matt Holliday.  This would be a major blockbuster trade, and one that would work for both sides.  Soriano would be a leader on that team full of young prospects, and it would give him a great shot at the MVP award, assuming that he would put up massive numbers in Colorado.  Matt Holliday would provide the Cubs with a better defensive Left Fielder, while providing the same offensive numbers.  After such a blockbuster trade, the Cubs should resign Holliday (much like they did after the DLee trade) to an extension.

This may be completely out of hand for the Cubs, but I think it would work and I think it's a much better possibility than a trade for Jake Peavy (which, in my opinion, would only create more problems and a logjam for the Cubs rotation).

I'd like to hear opinions on this possibility - could it happen?  Would the Cubs be better with Holliday?  Or am I just getting my hopes up like every other offseason after the Cubs have not made it to the World Series?

Category: MLB
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