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05:25 AM ET 10.27 | The Rockies have informed teams that left fielder Matt Holliday has joined fellow NL West standout Jake Peavy of the Padres as available. An executive who speaks regularly to Colorado officials described the Rockies as very motivated to do a deal. "This is not payroll driven," the executive said. "They can afford him next year for sure. They just understand that there is no way they can keep him long-term and want to maximize his value." The Rockies, still living in regret over the mega-deals they gave Mike Hampton and Todd Helton, will not go to those contractual lengths to retain Holliday. In fact, there are only three scenarios Colorado is weighing now: 1) Trade Holliday this offseason. 2) Trade him in July, especially if the Rockies are not contending. 3) Play out next season with him, let him leave for free agency and recoup the draft pick compensation.

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