Monday, March 30, 2009

Blue Jays May Trade Halladay

The Boston Globe is reporting that the Blue Jays may be forced to trade Roy Halladay if they are forced to cut their payroll. Blue Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi responded saying they would have to "exhaust every avenue" before that would happen, but didn't rule out the possibility. Halladay has a full no trade clause, but would likely waive it to pitch for a winner. Halladay is making 14.25 million dollars in 2009 and 15.75 in 2010, so he may be hard to move. Halladay has a career 15-6 record against the National League, and was 20-11 last season with a 2.78 ERA. 

The majority of teams are not looking to add payroll, but that could change if injuries come up. The Dodgers, Braves, Phillies, Cubs, and Giants are all teams that could make a move for Halladay. 

This story was approved by MLB Rumors.


Andrew Hines said...

you think the Cubs have a chance to get Halladay?

Eli said...

i think the cubs would definitely be a player if he was made available. he is a similar pitcher to peavy, but would probably put up better numbers in the national league. The cubs have the pieces to pull off a major deal, and could showcase some young players to pull of the big deal.

Liam Gallagher said...

I'm a yankee fan so I hope the Yanks get him. I would see the Mets trying to go after him.

Eli, you have a very nice site.