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With Holliday a Cardinal, the Giants Must Improve On Their Own

With Matt Holliday going from Oakland to St. Louis for a high-value trio of Cardinals prospects (including Bret Wallace, the main prize of the deal), the chance of the Giants getting a player of real impact at the trade deadline suddenly vanished.

Don't get me wrong. I was against the Holliday deal for a variety of reasons. I knew we would have to give up too much to acquire him because A's GM Billy Beane always holds such leverage in these kinds of deals.

In addition, I didn't want to deal with Holliday's agent, Scott Boras, in the offseason, either. If Holliday helped us get into the playoffs, he would command Manny Ramirez-esque money—because Boras could point to Holliday having the kind of impact Manny had on the Dodgers when he arrived from Boston last Augus...

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