In 2007 Matt Holliday became synonymous with the most famous run in Colorado Rockies history. Nearly 11 years later, the veteran outfielder/first baseman will be returning to potentially finish his career in the purple pinstripes.
I've learned that OF Matt Holliday signing a Minor League contract with the #Rockies is a distinct possibility.
— Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) July 28, 2018
According to multiple reports, the 38-year old veteran is coming out of presumed retirement to sign a minor league contract with the ball club that drafted him in the seventh round in 1998. In 1,898 career games, Holliday has 2,081 hits, 314 home runs and a .299 batting average. In 105 games with the New York Yankees last season, Holliday hit .231, drove in 64 runs and hit 19 home runs.
Rockies fans will forever remember Holliday as the player that sent them to the playoffs for the first time in over a decade. In 2007, Holliday had one of the most productive seasons at the plate in major league history and fell just short of winning the National League MVP. One would imagine that a homecoming for Holliday would be well received by the fans, so it will be interesting to see how the situation plays out.