>> Tuesday, July 7, 2009
If you haven't noticed, we've kinda been putting off the inevitable baseball blog. The three of us usually don't follow baseball until the postseason (unless we wanna go to a game just for the beer and hot dogs), but I figured I'd go ahead and break the ice on the baseball avoidance.
Roy Halladay may very well be the best pitcher in the game today, and apparently the Blue Jays are willing to unload him if the price is right. Halladay has a no-trade clause that could deter several possible locations for the Jays, but you have to think he'd listen and be willing to pack his bags if the destination is a legitimate contender. Some logical destinations would be the Mets and Phillies, but don't be surprised to see their division rivals, the Yankees and Red Sox, attempt to get involved.
The Jays have reason to believe that Halladay will walk away from their franchise when he becomes a free agent in 2010 and it justifies their reasoning for a trade. Still, it has to be hard to part with someone who has been extremely loyal to a franchise that hasn't tasted the post season in over a decade, especially a pitcher that does nothing but win at an unbelievable clip.