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Holliday List Includes Mets

matt-holliday-cardsAccording 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

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Score Two for Davidoff

Two days ago, Ken Davidoff had this to say:

THREE TEAMS LOOKING TO DEAL VETERANS

1. White Sox. They’d love to find a taker for Jermaine Dye, Paul Konerko or Jim Thome. Konerko and Thome have no-trade protection.

2. Rockies. In addition to Matt Holliday, Garrett Atkins and Willy Taveras can be had.

3. Marlins. They’re managing payroll again, and they’ll trade Kevin Gregg and Scott Olsen for a decent return.

So far, Davidoff was correct on Holliday and Olsen. Now, these predictions may have been obvious, and certainly don’t make him Nostradamus. But I’m betting that, at the end of the Hot Stove Season, when we look back at all the buzz, Davidoff will lead the league in rumors converted to reality. Over the past few years he’s been one of the journalists you can bank on for buzz. Though he may not always have the most information, the newest scoop, or the wildest rumors, when he writes something, there’s a pretty good chance it’s happening.

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