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Billy Beane Gets The Wool Pulled Over His Eyes…Again

In what cannot be considered a surprising move, the Oakland Athletics traded free agent to be outfielder Matt Holliday today. The St. Louis Cardinals, long in the discussion for both Holliday and Toronto pitcher Roy Halladay, were the willing recipients.

Accompanying Holliday on his flight east is a suitcase containing his remaining salary for the year, approximately 1.5 million dollars.

On their way west, assumedly flying coach, are a trio of minor league prospects, third baseman Brett Wallace, outfielder Shane Peterson and pitcher Clayton Mortensen.

The National League Central Division race is a bit of a cluster, to put it mildly. The last place Pittsburgh Pirates trail the Cardinals by just eight and a half games, and with more home games in the second half ...

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