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Heyman sizes up Cards chances of keeping Holliday

SI's John Heyman said it may be a no-trade clause, not money, that is the deciding factor in Matt Holliday's next contract. He writes:





Matt Holliday is an instant hero in St. Louis. He's raising his value, though Cardinals folks are still hopeful to keep him there. Scott Rolen's public regrets this week over his falling out with manager Tony La Russa and his subsequent trade to Toronto showed once again how players love to play in St. Louis. Holliday is likely to benefit as a free agent from potential interest from both New York teams and Boston (if it doesn't re-sign Jason Bay), but some folks who know him suggest he isn't the type to necessarily go to the highest bidder and may be more likely to press for a no-trade clause.

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