I could see this ending really, really badly for whoever trades for Holliday. I know we're in some brand new shiny humidor-impacted era and everything, but Holliday's splits are pretty much par for the course for Rockies' players over the years:
The Rockies, 10 games back in the NL West, almost certainly would consider trading Holliday, knowing they stand little chance of keeping him long-term. Holliday, 28, could be this year's Mark Teixeira — a Scott Boras client traded with a year-plus remaining on his contract by a team seeking value for a franchise-type player . . .. . . The trade market for Holliday, meanwhile, likely would be robust, especially from teams in the suddenly offense-starved American League.
Rosenthal compares Holliday's situation to Teixeira's last year. That's accurate insofar as contract situation goes. If any team gives up the kind of package the Braves gave up for Teixeira, however, they will have made a very, very poor baseball decision.