A's are close to acquiring Holliday

Tim Brown
Yahoo! Sports

The Oakland A's are close to acquiring Colorado Rockies outfielder Matt Holliday, according to a source familiar with those discussions, having agreed in principle to a deal the source believed would send outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, starting pitcher Greg Smith and closer Huston Street to the Rockies.

A's general manager Billy Beane, who gathered more than a dozen prospects during recent sell-offs of Dan Haren, Rich Harden, Joe Blanton and Nick Swisher, refused to comment Monday morning. But it appears he is ready to cash in on some of those hauls with Holliday, a great offensive player who could be a free agent after next season.

Holliday spoke in the morning with Beane and assistant GM David Forst, according to a source, and now the A's and Rockies must wait on physicals.

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