Roy Halladay FINALLY Going Somewhere
If there's one thing we dislike here at BLB, it's teams pussyfooting around. The Toronto Blue Jays have held Roy Halladay hostage for over an entire season, but it looks as though they're ready to ship him off to Philadelphia.
In what should go down as the biggest post-winter meetings blockbuster of the offseason, Halladay is likely to be traded to the Phillies in a three-team stunner... at the cost of lefty ace Cliff Lee and a few prospects.
The swap isn't quite complete yet, hindering on a potential three-year, $60 million contract extension for Doc along with a doctor's note for all players involved. So here's the deal. The Jays would get prospects from the Phillies: possibly outfielders Michael Taylor and Domonic Brown, catcher Travis d'Arnaud, and maybe even former #1 pick and highly-touted right-hander Kyle Drabek. And that's not all.
Seattle would then send 6'7" top pitching prospect Phillippe Aumont to either the Phils or Toronto, while adding to their payroll 2008 AL Cy Young winner Clifton Lee, who will become a free agent after earning $9 million this season.
Halladay, who was spotted in Philadelphia for a physical, has one year left on his contract, which would dish out $15.75 million to him in 2010. Even though Old Roy is the ccenterpiece in this thing, the Mariners are whispering in the Angels' ear: we've got a new one-two punch and a badass top of the order. And we're coming for ya.
[Philadelphia Inquirer] | [MLB Trade Rumors]