Okay...scratch everything I just said about possibly contending next year. I mean...I suppose it could still happen, but the Jays just took a significant hit at 3B. It may not seem like a big dropoff from Rolen to Encarnacion, but defensively, it really is. Jose Bautista might actually be a better option at the position than EE.
If the plan the entire time was to trade Rolen, they should have been more willing to trade Halladay.
Of course, I love watching Halladay pitch, so I'll enjoy his next 13 starts (and probably more). But I'm just not sure this team can contend next year now without getting really lucky (haha, they're due for that) or without spending more money (which they probably won't do...considering the Rolen deal looks like a salary deal). Jays fans are looking at a pretty mediocre 2010 season now.