In what may be considered the first "blockbuster" trade this season, the A's traded Matt Holliday to the Cardinals for three players, including third baseman Brett Wallace:
The Athletics and Cardinals have completed a trade that sends outfielder Matt Holliday to St. Louis in exchange for third baseman Brett Wallace, outfielder Shane Peterson and right-handed pitcher Clayton Mortensen, sources confirmed to ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney.
In addition, sources said the Athletics will throw in $1.5 million to the Cardinals.
Holliday's name was thrown out there in trade talks with the Red Sox, but thankfully that is dead now. Some thought Holliday could fill a gap in the lineup for the Sox, but as we've seen from this latest trade, it'd take a lot to get him. Personally, I wouldn't touch Holliday with a 10 foot stick, but one man's trash is another's treasure.