Friday, July 17, 2009

My Thoughts on Halladay

        Over the last week, there has been a lot of talk (mostly rumors) about the Phillies possibly trading for Toronto Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay.  The Blue Jays recently informed the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees that they have little chance at getting Halladay, according to Jon Heyman of SI.  Heyman also reports that the Jays haven't returned a call made by the Yankees regarding Halladay.

        The Phillies are still very interested in Halladay.  According to Todd Zolecki of, Blue Jays scouts are all over the Phillies minor league system.  

        If you have listened to sports radio in Philadelphia during the last week, you inevitably have heard possibly deals for Roy Halladay.  I heard deal that had the Phillies sending Raul Ibanez and J.A. Happ to the Blue Jays for Roy Halladay and Vernon Wells.  I don't think the Phillies would do that deal because they would be eating a lot of salary.  Also, I believe that the Jays want more that one prospect.

        The Blue Jays want to trade Wells but have said that Wells does not have to be included in a Halladay deal.  The Jays may be interested in either Jayson Werth and Shane Victorino.  I would trade Werth but not Victorino.

        Jon Heyman reports that some MLB executives believe the Phillies have to give up Kyle Drabek in order to get Halladay.  Drabek has been named an "untouchable" by the Phils.

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