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?