This is something that could move fairly quickly. The Blue Jays GM, Alex Anthopoulus, is hoping to get something done before the annual meetings December 7th. What do you guys think - is Halladay worth Buchholz and Kelly?
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
The Red Sox and Roy Halladay
According to Mark Feisand and Bill Madden the Red Sox are making a big push for Roy Halladay. While they don't have any details about the package it would take to get Halladay, a scout who spoke with Buster Olney said he expected the Blue Jays to only get one star prospect and one solid prospect. At this point, I'm honestly not sure Halladay is worth it. There is no doubt in my mind that he's a spectacular pitcher, one of the best in the American League every year. But he also only has one year remaining on his contract and has a salary of $15.4 million next year. I guess it would all depend on the cost and whether or not you think you could sign Halladay to an extension at about $15 per year, where he'd continue to be a very slight bargain. Feisand and Madden expect something similar to a deal centered around Clay Buchholz and Casey Kelly. Five years of Buchholz and six of Kelly seems awfully steep for one year of Halladay.