Holliday Talking Free Agency with Boras

Holliday Talking Free Agency with Boras

A face-to-face meeting to discuss Matt Holliday's future was held Monday with the Cardinals outfielder, his wife and his agent.

Yahoo Sports' Tim Brown was given a most interesting behind-the-scenes glimpse at the Scott Boras Corporation's war room as the Monday amateur draft signing deadline approached. The article is a must-read, though it is unclear whether Brown was actually allowed to tag along or simply reported what he was told about the actions in Boras' Southern California inner sanctum.

As Brown recounted the non-stop movements of the agent on Monday into Tuesday morning, almost in passing he noted a subject of extreme interest to Cardinals fans.

Matt Holliday and his wife Leslee at their hotel in Pasadena, California.

Brown simply and only noted this: "They talked free agency."

Are Holliday and his wife pushing to test free agency or asking Boras to forego it? Only the four people that were meeting in that hotel courtyard know for sure.

Which direction that discussion took remains the $64,000 question to the Cardinal Nation. Or should I more accurately say, $100 million question?

I bet St. Louis Vice President and General Manager John Mozeliak would have given his first-born to have been a fly on that wall. His personal 2009-2010 off-season as well as that of his organization's will likely be defined by his success or failure to entice the 29-year-old outfielder to remain with the organization in 2010 and beyond.

The results on the field have been there, with Holliday putting up a cool .430/.462/.720 line since having joined St. Louis on July 24th. Yet what is going on in his head regarding his future, only he knows.

Along with Scott Boras, that is…



Brian Walton can be reached via email at brian@thecardinalnationblog.com. Also catch his Cardinals commentary daily at The Cardinal Nation blog.

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