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Trade Deadline deals

I think the A's did a good job flipping Holliday for Wallace, Peterson and Mortenson.
Peterson is a good 4th OF and Mortenson could be a 3rd starter if he lives up to his potential. With the way the A's operate, he is another arm they could get rolling and move him for a couple more good players. Wallace is the best chip here and I could see him starting at 1B for the A's next season. I would give him a shot at 3B this september and if he looks like he could play there, maybe send him to the Arizona fall league again to get a few more reps and hopefully have him as the Opening Day starter in 2010.
Holliday gives the Cardinals what they need in a bat behind Pujols. In my opinion they are doing it right. They have the best chance to win the NL central and why not use your chips to make it happen this year. I think they will have a decent run in the playoffs.
Holliday will hit the open market unless he gets a new advisor, but I would say it is still a good deal for both sides.