Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Halladay Update

Espn insider is reporting that the Phils and the Rangers are the final teams left in the Halladay sweepstakes. The Angels have dropped out, and the Dodgers are not willing to part with their top prospects. The Phils are the perfect fit for Halladay, I just hope that the price isn't too steep. Also SI.com reported that the Mets rejection to the Halladay trade offer was apparently bogus. The deal was never in consideration.

The headline on espn insider says "Halladay to the Phillies". If that is not a tell tale sign that the Phillies are really close to pulling the trigger than I dont know what is. This is a great time to be a Phillies fan. I dont want to jinx anything, but this could be one of the biggest moves for the Phillies in a long time. Lets hope to see Halladay in pin stripes real soon.


  1. This is from Jon Heyman from SI.com.

    The latest word from a source familiar with Philadelphia's thinking is that the front-running Phillies have decided they will not include top pitching prospect Kyle Drabek in a four-player package for superstar pitcher Roy Halladay, perhaps raising the chances that Halladay will be dealt elsewhere or maybe even stay with the Jays. The Phillies are believed to have told Toronto of their Drabek decision, but if they haven't yet they will inform the Jays very soon.


    That is not as encouraging...

  2. I like that they are not willing to part with Drabek. I think Happ and Carrasco would be enough to land Halladay, on the pitching side. Throw in a position player or two and its a deal. See its that easy JP.

  3. From SI.com - JP says trade is unlikely...

    The Toronto Blue Jays say any trade for ace Roy Halladay needs to be completed by July 28.

    General manager J.P. Ricciardi said Tuesday the deadline is necessary to get all agreements in place for what would be a complicated deal. The GM also wants this matter resolved before Halladay makes a scheduled start July 29 in Seattle.

    To this point, the Blue Jays haven't seen any offers to their liking. That led Ricciardi to say a deal for his ace is now unlikely.

    The Blue Jays are seeking a high-end package of prospects for the 2003 Cy Young Award winner. Halladay is 11-3 this season with a 2.73 ERA