He would have but the Cardinals wouldn't part with Ludwick...
Another dumb move by the Cardinals (assuming this IS the reason). They aren't willing to part with a player who has had one good season to get a guy who is a proven all-star.
I think it came down to years. They have Ludwick for 3 years and would only get Holliday for 1 before free agency. I guess they have more pressing needs (rotation, bullpen) than adding to an already full outfield.
This article says the Rockies also wanted Skip Schumaker and Mitchell Boggs, a AAA pitcher, and the Cards were unwilling to trade three players (two considerably productive) for Holliday and all his $$$. Earlier in the week they were saying that Holliday would command a higher salary than Pujols.
Too bad for Cards fans. Having Pujols and Holliday in the same lineup is a rather sexy proposition, but alas, no more.
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