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Halladay ready and willing to don pinstripes

Nov 27, 2009, 8:46 PM EDT

A major league executive told the Toronto Sun’s Bob Elliott that he knows Roy Halladay has informed the Jays he’d approve a trade to the Yankees.
The executive didn’t have any additional info to share. It’s widely been assumed that Halladay would happily waive his no-trade clause to pitch in New York or Boston. He’d likely be less eager to go to a team that trains in Arizona, but he’s never ruled out anything publically.
We handicapped the Halladay chase last week.

  1. hop - Nov 27, 2009 at 9:37 PM

    Smart move Roy, you dont want to be playing for some 2nd rate washed up team like the baston redsuks. Come to a real team and get that ring you deserve!

  2. HopisDumb - Nov 27, 2009 at 10:04 PM

    Hop,
    Roy Halladay also informed the Blue Jays that he would go to Boston.
    You are an embarassment to Yankee fans

  3. Old Gator - Nov 27, 2009 at 11:15 PM

    One must always first assume that a prospective acquisition of Halladay’s caliber will be made Borg, then calculate the probabilities that said prospect will wind up anywhere else. In most cases you would look at the moves and/or lack of moves the Beanbags have made this offseason and assume that they’re a couple of years away from being particularly formidable, and trade Halladay there on the assumption that whatever they have left of value down in Quahog country will have to be sent north in the deal. In this case, however, you have to take into account that it is the Jays’ front office that will make the final decision, which means that they will send him to whichever divisional rival they feel will keep them mired in fourth place for the longest possible time. Advantage: Borg.

  4. hop - Nov 28, 2009 at 12:32 AM

    to the moron who wishes he was me, you dont even watch baseball so what the heck are you talking about? What you need is a nice rope and a tall tree, trust me on that loser

  5. cmadshep - Nov 28, 2009 at 10:22 AM

    What genuis reported this rumor. The Yankess and the Red Sox hate each other and they don’t make traedes with each other. What a waste of web space.

  6. ou812 - Nov 28, 2009 at 11:22 AM

    Boston and the Yankees aren’t looking to make a trade with one another genius……..that would be Toronto and the Yankees or Toronto and the RedSox…..read the small article…..

  7. Spice - Nov 28, 2009 at 1:48 PM

    While it is true that it has been several years since the Yanks and Red Sox have made a trade they have over the years done quite a bit of business together:
    Sparky Lyle
    Mike Stanley
    Ellie Howard
    Waite Hoyt
    and a guy named Ruth are but a few that spring readily to mind

  8. AJ JENSON - Nov 28, 2009 at 3:54 PM

    Halliday wants to start a bidding war between Boston and the Yankees. But NY will get him if they want too!He would prefer to stay in the AL East.

  9. scottw - Nov 28, 2009 at 5:01 PM

    How about if the Yankees move out of “MLB”; the Red Sox can go with them if they want to continue trying to compete. Now Halliday ? Then Greinke ? Mauer ? Who else ?

  10. Richard Wesley - Nov 28, 2009 at 5:12 PM

    When the Yankees win year in and year out, throwing their money around, signing any and every player they want, it is bad for baseball.
    People forget, after World War II, when the Yankees went on that World Series appearance streak between 1947 and 1964 (they lost in 1955, 1957, 1960, 1963 and 1964, and only missed the WS in 1948, 1954 and 1959 during that entire span), attendance in baseball was going down, and it wasn’t just because of the emergence of the NFL.
    What was the sense in rooting for a team if you always knew the Yankees would win the pennant and then the Series because they got to sign all the best prospects and, sooner or later, every best major leaguer either got traded there or figured out a way to get signed there?
    Attendance in baseball went up from 1965 to 1995 because those were the years when free agency (and George Steinbrenners’ excesses and eccentricities) ended Yankee dominance and, at last, everybody had a shot. Those were the years of the A’s, the Red Sox, the Orioles, the Tigers, the Angels, the Brewers and the Blue Jays among others in the American League. The National League has always been the league where the teams were more evenly matched so no comment about them is necessary here (Sadly, their current mediocrity is another reason not to discuss them too loudly).
    Baseball will be well served if the Yankees are out of the winners circle for the next ten to fifteen years. I’m not saying the Yanks shouldn’t be contenders; quite the contrary. They should. But, it’ll be great for the game to see the Rays in contention, or to see the Royals back in the running, or to see fans flocking into Camden Yards to enjoy the Orioles once again, rather than just using the game as an excuse to go out to the seafood restaurants in Inner Harbor afterwards. Might be nice to see the Rangers or Mariners have a real shot. This Boston/New York thing is starting to get old.
    BRING BACK PARITY IN BASEBALL!!!!

  11. Steve S. - Nov 28, 2009 at 5:22 PM

    Replying to Richard Wesley above, this IS what I’ve been saying of late in some of my blogs! He has made the most sense, above many of the silly posts we read here. Look, if you want baseball to remain healthy, we need more fairness throughout, especially in the American League. Yes, there’s simply way too much NY Yankees this, NY Yankees that, such as the latest talk that Halliday would want to be traded to NY. See? Another fine baseballer wanting to go where the money is and most likely another W.S. ring! So, again I say to you, the fans in Detroit, K.C., Chicago…fuhget it, you really don’t have a chance! And I say “sad, very sad”. So I’ll find other things to do come summer!

  12. slapjack22 - Nov 28, 2009 at 5:48 PM

    The Jays would be smart to accept a Yankee trade that includes Joba and one or two prime minor league prospects. The Yanks have the money afford Halliday and the prospects to trade at this time. Halliday would be their ticket to another World Series

  13. Hasdrubal - Nov 28, 2009 at 7:47 PM

    Go to Boston Roy. You choke when you pitch against the Red Sox but pitch your best against the Yankees.

  14. PhillyJohn - Nov 29, 2009 at 8:40 AM

    Roy,
    Go to a team that you can put on your back and carry thiem to the WS. Don’t fall into line and become another one who is bought by the Yankees to maintain their dominance over their rivals in the AL. As a Phillies, but more importantly, a baseball fan, it was nice to see a team like Tampa Bay win the AL Championship in 2008 and the Phillies do so in the NL for the past 2 years. The team to be the first to 10,000 loses showed that developing your farm system (Howard, Rollins, Utley, Happ, Ruiz) and making good trades (Victorino, Lee, Lidge) could go out and compete and not have to spend $180 million on a single player (C.C.Sabathia).
    Nothing would be better for the game and fan interest and support than to see the Royals vs. Pirates in the 2010 WS, but if they can’t, here’s hoping the Phillies get a rematch against the Yankees and Halliday goes down to defeat along with CC, Tex, A-Rod and the rest of the bought and paid for Yankees.

  15. BigBBFan - Nov 29, 2009 at 10:01 AM

    Richard your analysis is rather superficial. You should look at some real numbers that are related to your point….
    1. The Yankess are the number one drawing team in all of baseball. When they are on the road they outdraw any other team in baseball…by far.
    2. When they are in the World Series the TV viewership rating is considerably higher than when they are not. The one just ended is an example, up over seven points over the prior year.

  16. Fast Eddy - Nov 29, 2009 at 1:57 PM

    The whole thing doesn’t make sense on the Jays side. Why would you trade away a guy who will seal the pennant chances for the Jays by trading him to a team in the AL East? With Halladay going to either the Sox or Yanks, the Jays will not get a chance to win the AL East for a long time.

  17. zigzag - Nov 29, 2009 at 3:12 PM

    Philly John …..
    Just wondering when you mention “bought and paid for Ny Yankees” Do you imply that the Phillies all pay for free? Just curious.
    Fans in KC, Mil, Det ect ect just don’t show up for their teams home games .. thus robbing them of monies to pay for these high end free agents. Who’s fault is that ? The Yankees? I think not .. especially when their owners don’t put revenue sharing checks back into their teams … Booohooo. time to pare down the leagues to teams whose fans actually support them .

  18. zigzag - Nov 29, 2009 at 3:14 PM

    Philly John …..
    Just wondering when you mention “bought and paid for Ny Yankees” Do you imply that the Phillies all pay for free? Just curious.
    Fans in KC, Mil, Det ect ect just don’t show up for their teams home games .. thus robbing them of monies to pay for these high end free agents. Who’s fault is that ? The Yankees? I think not .. especially when their owners don’t put revenue sharing checks back into their teams … Booohooo. time to pare down the leagues to teams whose fans actually support them .

  19. Tyren - Nov 29, 2009 at 3:56 PM

    not a smart move it a dumb move roy halladay belongs in red and white he belongs with the red sox

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