August 26, 2009
Along with Cliff Lee(notes) from the Philadelphia Phillies, Matt Holliday(notes) has proven to be the best mid-season pickup of any team. The St. Louis Cardinals have had the best record in baseball (20-8) since grabbing him from the Oakland Athletics.
And Albert Pujols(notes) is pretty happy about having him batting behind him, too: "He's really given us a boost. We were a pretty good lineup. Now we're really good," he told CBS Sports.
But Holliday apparently isn't planning on staying in St. Louis when he becomes a free agent this winter, according to CBS Sports. Even though he's hitting in the .390s since arriving and close to .475 at Busch Stadium, he's not making any predictions for the winter. "I like it here," he says. "It's got a lot of the things I'm interested in."
But with the season Holliday is now having, you can be sure his agent isn't allowing him to show any preference for any city or team. Holliday will cash in this winter, though lobbying by teammates to keep him in St. Louis has already started.