Wednesday, July 15, 2009
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The Roy Halladay trade talk isn't going to die down, and though I don't think the Yankees have a chance its fun to consider. Without a doubt, our rotation could use help. Burnett and Sabathia have been good, but Pettitte has been awful, and Joba can't throw a quality start to save his life. Wang did not show much progress in his starts and now he's on the DL. Aceves or the Triple A pitcher of your choosing won't be a long term solution. A guy like Roy Halladay would be a ticket to the post season. But what do you give for him? Pete Abe was speculating that a package of Joba, Montero and another prospect could get the job done. Joba has pitched himself out of the good graces of many fans, even getting booed for some of his recent performances. He may have also pitched himself back into the Joba as a starter vs. Joba as a reliever argument. You would expect to see him improve with each start, but he just doesn't. That's also why I don't think Toronto would bite. Whatever package they get, they'll need one major league ready starter in return, and don't think they'll be cheated like the Twins were for Santana. So if you were Brian Cashman, who would you offer for Halladay? Would you stay away from this deal altogether? If you were Ricciardi, who would you want to get for Halladay?