Blue Jays general manager J.P. Ricciardi said Sunday that he's willing to listen to offers for right-hander Roy Halladay.
It's the first time Ricciardi has publicly admitted that his ace is on the block. "We have to see what's out there," said the GM. "I'm not saying we're going to shop him. But if something makes sense, we at least have to listen. We're (leaning) more toward listening than we've ever been." It's going to take a large package of prospects, but the Jays can expect several phone calls.
According to FoxSports.com, Blue Jays' GM J.P. Ricciardi has indicated that ace Roy Halladay is on the trade block. "I'm not saying we're going to shop him. But if something makes sense, we at least have to listen. We're leaning more toward listening than we've ever been."
Our View: This is pretty major news coming out of Toronto, as it has been thought for years that Halladay was untouchable. There would obviously have to be a huge offer made for the Jays to even think about moving him, but the fact he is out there will have some big market contenders scrambling to put together some large packages. We will keep you updated on the Halladay sweepstakes.
WILL he be traded?
any ideas on who the Jays could get in return?
he is signed through the end of next season at $14.25 MIL this season and $15.75 MIL next season.
IMO the Jays should trade Halladay if they get the right package. they have enough other pitching to still succeed with him gone next season and after. i dont think its worth the money to sign him beyond 2010 for the ages he will be. he is 32 years old right now. he will turn 33 next season. in 2011 when his next contract would begin he would be turning 34 in May of that season. he is likely to get a long term contract of ages mid to late 30's, at $20+ MIL a season. is he really going to be worth $20+ MIL a season for the Jays in his mid to late 30's?
he is an elite pitcher right now and should get a great package of players in return. what Sabathia did with Milwaukee next season, Halladay could do better.