Orioles president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail has denied a FOXSports report that the club made an eight-year, $130 million offer to free-agent outfielder Matt Holliday.
MacPhail said there’s “no validity” to it. And he was adamant.
MacPhail and agent Scott Boras discussed Holliday once, during negotiations with free-agent closer Mike Gonzalez, but the Orioles weren’t willing to meet his price.
Sorry to disappoint you, but Holliday’s demands far exceed what the Orioles are willing to offer.
You can speculate that Boras is trying to drum up a market, since the Cardinals appear to be the only serious contender with the Yankees reportedly out of the picture. But there are countless industry types who hear something and pass it along as fact.
Just to clarify, the Orioles are denying everything in the report, including the attempts to set up a meeting with Holliday in Texas. It’s not just the years and the dollar amount. One official said there wasn’t one piece of information that was accurate.