Holliday Spirit of St. Louis
St. Louis fans got great news today that slugger Matt Holliday isn’t going anyway (see ESPN article) after agreeing to a megadeal with the Cardinals. The deal is reported to be for seven years and worth approximately $120 million.
Albert Pujols and Holliday will continue to form one of the best 1-2 punches in baseball. After “struggling” in 93 games with Oakland hitting .286 with 11 HRs and 54 RBIs, he went on to hit .353 with 13 HRs and 55 RBIs in 63 games with St. Louis.
Holliday is familiar with National League pitching and should remain a top tier fantasy OF. Don’t expect him to return anywhere near his 2008 SB total of 28. He should hit in the .320s with 110 Runs, 40 Doubles, 30 HRs, 110 RBIs, and 15 SBs.