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A's trade Matt Holliday to the Cardinals

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The Oakland A's have traded Matt Holliday to the St. Louis Cardinals for Brett Wallace, Shane Peterson, and Clayton Mortensen.

All three guys are included in John Sickels top 20+ prospect list for the Cards coming into the season, with Peterson and Mortensen grading at C+, Wallace as an A-.

UPDATE -- John Sickels likes the trade for both teams.  I think his analysis is probably about right, particularly if the Cards decided Wallace can't stick at third base.