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The Yankees call the Jays about Roy Halladay

Nov 19, 2009, 10:57 AM EST

There has long been an assumption that either the Yankees or the Red Sox will the ultimate landing pad for Roy Halladay, but it’s just been speculation.  It’s getting less speculative, however, as Jon Heyman is reporting that the Yankees have actually called the Jays about Doc

Heyman thinks that the starting point of any Yankees-Jays talks would be either Joba Chamberlain or Phil Hughes (last year the Jays wanted both, but probably weren’t serious about trading with the Yankees).  Catching prospect Jesus Montero is mentioned, but young stud catchers are harder to find than ace pitchers, and given how old the Yankees’ current catcher is, he’s probably off limits.

One direction Heyman doesn’t mention is the possibility of the Yankees going in with little in the way of young talent, but instead eating Vernon Wells’ deal or something creative like that.  That’s certainly something they would have done a couple of years ago, but the Hal Administration has been smarter about taking on big dumb deals lately. They take on big smart deals.

If the Yankees nab Halladay: turn out the lights, baseball, the party — at least for 2010 — is likely over. 

  1. Matty - Nov 19, 2009 at 1:03 PM

    Halladay would be a “big splsh” addition, but he was clearly not the pitcher he used to be in the 2nd half of last season. Do the Yanks want to spiral down the “higher salary – diminishing production” path again? Go after a younger, steadier, less expensive starter and develope from within.
    No Holliday – No Halladay – Happy Holidays!

  2. quit cryin you baby - Nov 19, 2009 at 1:03 PM

    to anyone whining about a salary cap, i’m gonna start by quoting comedian david cross, “shut up you f*cking baby!” the yankees have found a formula that works, and you’re just jealous that your team is afraid to spend money on high priced free agents. but hey, you gotta spend money to make money. george steinbrenner had a vision. use free agency to your advantage, and cost effectiveness be damned. that’s why the team is worth more than four times what it was when he bought it. he’s a business man. he got it done, and rather than be stingy in the payroll department, has spent and spent and spent to put the best product on the field. and for who? the fans. he realized people are more likely to pay their hard earned dollars for a quality product than a shoddy one. doc halliday would be an amazing pickup for the pinstripes. i’d love to see it. see you suckers next october. this yankees fan is outta here for now.

  3. Forgotten Baseball Fan - Nov 19, 2009 at 1:13 PM

    Every other team in baseball is worth more then ten times what it was worth when George bought the Yankees. Every owner makes money when big market teams win. That is exactly why they win.

  4. Forgotten Baseball Fan - Nov 19, 2009 at 1:19 PM

    No replies from any Yankee fans on my “anti-trust exemption” post. That is because most Yankee fans do not understand the word “exemption”, never mind anti-trust exemption.

  5. EvilEmpireE2009 - Nov 19, 2009 at 1:24 PM

    Do you need a box of Kleenex Tissue to wipe your tears, Rex Ryan has a extra box.

  6. John - Nov 19, 2009 at 1:24 PM

    PHILLIES IN 4!!! MARK MY WORDS!!!!

  7. i <3 your mom - Nov 19, 2009 at 1:26 PM

    we do know anti-trust exemption means. the nfl is currently involved in a supreme court case involving their anti trust exemption. the outcome of that would likely effect any decisions being made going forward, and not just in football. granted, theirs is over their exclusive apparel deal with reebok, but it could have ramifications throughout the sports world. the nfl is arguing that the 32 teams are one single entity that exist only for competition with each other, so therefore are exempt from anti trust laws. another sports apparel manufacturer is saying that they constitute 32 separate entities, so therefor should be able to enter into licensing agreements with companies other than reebok. suck on that, forgotten.

  8. EvilEmpirE2009 - Nov 19, 2009 at 1:27 PM

    I agree, ‘F the Yankees!
    another genius phillie fan…….. and I quote, ” suck it “

  9. EvilEmpirE2009 - Nov 19, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    STICK TO GYMNASTICS, YOU CAN CRY ALL YOU WANT.
    WHO IS YOUR TEAM, THE NATIONALS???

  10. jonny5 - Nov 19, 2009 at 1:31 PM

    If this happens it will force salary caps. Seriously if the Yanks get Halladay it will be a case of buying out the competition. And that’s super lame. hear that? Yankees = Super Lame!

  11. EvilEmpirE2009 - Nov 19, 2009 at 1:33 PM

    KEEP ROOTING FOR PITTSBURG, THEY WILL WIN THE WORLD SERIES WHEN WILLIE STARGELL AND THE ” WE ARE FAMILY” RETURNS, GOOD LUCK ON ANOTHER 100 LOSS YEAR AND 16 CONSECUTIVE LOSING SEASONS, THE YANKEES HAVE NO INTEREST IN THAT RECORD.WE DO HAVE AN INTEREST
    IN #28 AND 4,000,000 FANS.
    THE YANKESS ARE CHAMPIONS OF BASEBALL ..AGAIN!

  12. Forgotten Baseball Fan - Nov 19, 2009 at 1:33 PM

    You have no idea what you are talking about. But thats good, the world needs burger flippers, too. How much Yankee apparel did you buy because the Yankees won the World Series? All you could afford I’m sure. (A hat)

  13. EvilEmpirE2009 - Nov 19, 2009 at 1:34 PM

    DUDE, U R SO LAME IT IS UNBELIEVABLE.

  14. k - Nov 19, 2009 at 1:36 PM

    its parity…not parody. idiot.

  15. EvilEmpirE2009 - Nov 19, 2009 at 1:39 PM

    Dude , The YANKEES GATE COUNTED 4,000,000

  16. EvilEmpirE2009 - Nov 19, 2009 at 1:41 PM

    Jelly Roll- Jimmy Rollins- is that you

  17. C. Montague - Nov 19, 2009 at 1:42 PM

    I’m so sick of this tired argument that the Yankees bought all their championships. They have 27 rings. 20 of them came before free agency. The next two came in the first 3 years of free agency when they had exactly TWO free major free agents, Reggie Jackson and an aging Catfish Hunter. We then went 18 years without a championship and didn’t when again until home-grown talent, (the core four along with Bernie Williams and others) brought the WS back to the Bronx. The ONLY championship that really fits the whole “bought a championship” label is the last one. Know your history or close your mouth.

  18. DiamondDuq - Nov 19, 2009 at 1:43 PM

    It’s “it’s”…not “its”. Idiot!

  19. hermitfool - Nov 19, 2009 at 1:46 PM

    “There is proportionally far more parody in MLB than any professional sports league with a salary cap.”
    You said a mouthful there, buddy.

  20. EvilEmpirE2009 - Nov 19, 2009 at 1:50 PM

    A QUICK JOKE I HEARD ON MLB THE OTHER NIGHT, THE PIRATES HAVE A GOOD YOUNG OUTFIELD AND SOME OTHER GOOD YOUNG PLAYERS THEY CAN BUILD AROUND AND THEY CAN COMPETE WITH ESPECIALLY IN THEIR WEAK DIVSION.THEY WILL TRADE THESE PLAYERS BY THE ALL STAR GAME.
    HOW ABOUT CLEVELAND MUST HAVE BEEN REAL NICE AND ENCOURAGING TO THE
    FAN BASE WATCHING LEE vs SABATHIA PITCH 2 GAMES A PIECE.
    CRY ME A RIVER
    THE YANKEES ARE CHAMPIONS OF BASEBALL……. AGAIN.

  21. EvilEmpirE2009 - Nov 19, 2009 at 1:53 PM

    CASH – MAN IS PROBABLY JUST PUTTING HIS TOE IN THE WATER TO DRIVE UP THE COST OF DOC. IT WILL COST THE SAUX ALOT TO LAND HIM, I HOPE
    LESTER AND BUCHOLZ, ARE THE GOING RATE.

  22. Old Gator - Nov 19, 2009 at 2:02 PM

    It’s true. This year or (I think more likely) next, Halladay will be made Borg. If the Jays are willing to trade him for anything this year to a team in their own division – let alone the Borg – they can probably expect to compete with the Marlins to see if the Rogers Center can be evacuated any more efficiently than Jeffrey Loria and his uncle Scrooge McDuck have managed to empty Joeprodolshark Stadium.

  23. MarkG - Nov 19, 2009 at 2:05 PM

    Jealousy is an ugly thing. GO YANKEES!!!!!! By the way, Yanks might as well sign Lackey and Chase Utley……why? Because they can!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. jonny5 - Nov 19, 2009 at 2:06 PM

    Well that may be true, but it sure beats being “super Lame”! Mark my words the Yankees are dangerously treading an area that will bring salary caps, which I’ll welcome.

  25. pat - Nov 19, 2009 at 2:10 PM

    hahaha

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