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Cubs probably won't be a fit for Halladay

Nov 22, 2009, 6:58 PM EDT

halladay.jpgKen Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com write that the Cubs would love to trade for Roy Halladay, however they would need to clear salary in order to pull off such a deal, according to major league sources.



Halladay is owed $15.75 million in
2010, but the Cubs already have $42.375 million tied up in Carlos
Zambrano, Ryan Dempster and Ted Lilly. Alfonso Soriano and Kosuke
Fukudome are too expensive to move in a trade while Aramis Ramirez is
too valuable. Derek Lee, who makes $13 million next season,
would drum up at least some interest coming off a bounce-back season, however he has a full no-trade clause.




On Friday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com had basically the same conclusion,
saying the Cubs can’t take on Halladay’s salary, while also noting that
they are hesitant to part with prospect Starlin Castro.




Face it, any contender would love to
trade for a pitcher of Halladay’s caliber, but the Cubs have more
pressing concerns, namely finding a new center fielder, a second baseman
and a taker for the two years remaining on Milton Bradley’s contract.

  1. Old Gator - Nov 22, 2009 at 10:31 PM

    I am convinced that Milton Bradley is suffering from the colonial era Indonesian prion-caused brain disease De Vloek van de Geitebok which is related to kuru (both cause idiotic grins) and has actually been responsible for the Cubs’ inability to finish a season for the past century or so. Unlike kuru, De Vloek is vectored by infected athletic supporters, not by eating infected brains – luckily for a pathogen that infects professional athletes. As occasionally happens, in Bradley’s case the disease has spread from his athletic supporter to his brain and may in fact be mutating back into kuru. Canada, with its socialized medical system, is probably a much better place to trade Bradley than, say, Texas.

  2. Online Home Business - Feb 8, 2010 at 9:49 PM

    I keep listening to the news to talk about getting free online grant applications so we are surrounded in the best place to get one.

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