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Halladay Rumors Swirl

Posted on: November 10, 2009 11:53 am
 

There has been rumors heard around here on 610 WIP radio that the Phillies are shopping for Roy Halladay again. I said it at the deadline, and I'll say it again. We do not need Roy Halladay at the current price.

Roy Halladay is a top tier ace, but we would be paying too high a price for one year. Undoubtedly, the Phillies would have the best rotation in baseball if we got him, but rumors lately have been saying the Blue Jays would want Cole Hamels in one package. Cole Hamels had a bad year, we can all say that without remorse, but he is only 25 years old, has shown what he can do, and is almost guaranteed to be a future ace.

Another package would be the familiar Kyle Drabek and one of Michael Taylor or Dominic Brown or J.A. Happ. Roy Halladay is not worth this price for only one year.

If we traded J.A. Happ, Kyle Drabek, and Michael Taylor then the Phillies rotation would consist of Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels, Joe Blanton, and most likely Jamie Moyer. This is a great rotation, and it would definately put the Phillies in October if they stayed healthy.

The problem is, after next year (assuming the Phillies sign Lee to an extension) the rotation would consist of Lee, Hamels, Blanton, and then we have no one because Happ and Drabek would be gone. There is also a chance we couldn't sign Lee to a long-term deal because we took on Halladay's salary in the previous year.

Do not trade away the future and just go out and sign Rich Harden. This would give the Phillies a rotation of Cliff Lee, Rich Harden, Cole Hamels, Joe Blanton, and J.A. Happ. Not to mention we would still have Kyle Drabek, Michael Taylor, and the other prospects for when Ibanez retires and when we lose either Jayson Werth or Shane Victorino.

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Since: Mar 12, 2009
Posted on: November 18, 2009 10:18 am
 

Halladay Rumors Swirl

Great Blog it makes sense for Lee to sign he now has had a taste of both sides of a Post Season and can be a great # 1 or 2if Pedro gets in as a #4 or 5  and stay healthy then why not?I listen to WIP on iTunes radio ( when  a WEEI show gets redundant ) (I miss Leah I was used to seeing her on the comcast 8 Sports show)with all the other Guys from D.C Boston and New YorkI think that a healthy off season Program for the Pitchers would also help( my team has 3 pitchers that I think need a better off Season program)



Since: Sep 15, 2009
Posted on: November 11, 2009 4:34 pm
 

Halladay Rumors Swirl

If we traded J.A. Happ, Kyle Drabek, and Michael Taylor then the Phillies rotation would consist of Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels, Joe Blanton, and most likely Jamie Moyer. This is a great rotation, and it would definately put the Phillies in October if they stayed healthy.


I started a thread today about the possibility of moving Cole Hamels to get Roy Halladay. Amaro already said that he wouldn't, but it makes for an interesting discussion.

I think the Phillies should focus on signing Cliff Lee to an extension.


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