Jon Heyman is reporting that the Yanks are still in discussions with the Jays for Roy Halladay. The Jays have asked for Jesus Montero, either Joba or Hughes, and some other prospects. The Yanks have turned this down so far but remain engaged.
A lot will be said about the wisdom of trading Montero, especially after we just lost AJax, but the truth is that Montero is not our top catching prospect. Montero is considered our best hitting prospect (especially at his age), but Austin Romine projects to be Posada's replacement.
We just traded IPK, AJax, and Coke for an outfielder. Is it worth trading Montero and, let's say Joba, plus some assorted prospects for Halladay? I don't know who those prospects are, but if we traded three guys for Granderson, I'm thinking you have to consider at least four players total for Halladay. So assume two mid-level prospects or possibly one and a Gardner or Melky. Worth it then?