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A's near blockbuster deal

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The A's are close to acquiring left fielder Matt Holliday from the Rockies, according to major-league sources.

The players the Rockies will receive have not been decided, and the deal likely will not be finalized for approximately 48 hours, sources said.

Over the weekend, the teams discussed A's outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, left-hander Greg Smith and reliever Huston Street, according to one source, but it is not known if any or all of those players will be included in the package for Holliday.

Gonzalez and Smith are two of the six players that the A's acquired last offseason for right-hander Dan Haren and minor-league pitcher Connor Robertson.

"Talks are continuing. They're very fluid and at this point, everything's speculation," Rockies spokesman Jay Alves told The Associated Press, speaking on behalf of general manager Dan O'Dowd.

Oakland owner Lew Wolff, attending a regional luncheon of Associated Press Sports Editors, wouldn't confirm or deny a trade but said he had already spoken with general manager Billy Beane three times on Monday.

Well theres potentially one big name down this offseason.

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