According to Ken Davidoff, free-agent-to-be Matt Holliday’s first two choices are the Yankees and Mets.
Like Jason Marquis, Holliday is an intelligent man.
It’s no surprise that the New York Yankees tops his list. They do, after all, have the deepest pockets in MLB — and will have over thirty million dollars coming off the books this winter when the contracts of Hideki Matsui, Johnny Damon, Xavier Nady, and others expire. Assuming the Yankees allow all three of those individuals to walk, they’ll have a big hole in left field. Telling the world he’d like to fill that hole immediately gets the Red Sox involved in the bidding, driving up his price further.
With the Mets it’s a similar situation. Does Holliday really want to play in Flushing, or