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Is it time for the Blue Jays to trade Roy Halladay?
Wed, July 8, 2009

By MIKE RUTSEY, SUN MEDIA

There was a time when Roy Halladay never would contemplate accepting a trade to leave the Blue Jays.

But those days are long gone.

And sooner, rather than later, so too will Halladay.

J.P. Ricciardi, the Blue Jays general manager, opened up the big can of worms surrounding the possible trading of the Jays all-star right-hander yesterday when he told a U.S.-based website: "We have to see what's out there. I'm not saying we're going to shop him. But if something makes sense, we at least have to listen. We're (leaning) more toward listening than we've ever been."

Halladay's three-year, $40-million US contract runs out in 2010, which will fuel speculation about his departure through this year's July 31 trade deadline and beyond.

What are your thoughts on Halladay's future in Toronto? Have your say in our forum.

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I agree with many others, keep Doc and build a solid team around him. He is such an asset with all the young pitchers.
Christina, 2009-07-26 19:01:35

Keep Doc and build a team with him,he likes Toronto so why not get some big names and make a team out of it and also Cito is a coach who can work with it been proven before Doc has a 2-3 years ahead of him yet.You make a team and he will staY.
gord, 2009-07-26 11:13:55

Trade Doc? NO WAY!! Dump Riccardi? Yes! - the sooner the better! Do it today! Don't wait another minute!
Hank, 2009-07-25 17:10:17

When his contact is up, he's not coming back.

Why would he? For all he's given the Jays the past decade and the lack of success the team has had, I think he wants and needs to move on.

Halladay has an excellent shot at the Hall of Fame, but given the lack of run support he gets in Toronto and the lack of team success, he won't get there by staying here.

If the Jays were actually challenging for a pennant or a wildcard spot, he might not want to leave. But as long as they play in the AL East, that's not going to change. But that's another topic in and of itself.
Russ, 2009-07-24 17:40:59

Doc is not only the best pitcher in baseball, he is also one of the classiest. He deserves a shot at winning it all, something he will never get in Toronto as long as the Jays have owners with no committment to winning. All the best Roy...I'll be cheering for you!
Dan B, 2009-07-24 12:38:01

JP just told a radio show that Doc said he was going to test the free agent market in 2010, and that "changed" things. Nooooooo.... REALLY????? Wow J.P., if you needed Doc to tell you that yourself, you are clueless! The last time he signed with the Jays, he clearly took less than his market value so the team would have more money so the Jays could contend. Didn't happen... not even close. So now he has every right to test free agency in 2010.
Ben TO, 2009-07-23 17:04:26

I'm tired of the Bluejays being a "Triple A' team for the rest of baseball. Build around The Doc and make a contender.
Lloyd, 2009-07-23 14:37:39

Why would anyone attend a Blue Jay game after Halladay gets traded?

Why do all Toronto teams aspire to be mediocre. Why don't they try to put a World Series contender around the best pitcher in baseball
DW, 2009-07-23 13:43:56

The Jays should hang onto Halladay even if it is only for 1.5 years. With all their young starting pitching learning under such a great professional they will most likely end up better than what they back in return without Halladay's guidance. I hope they resign him for the remainder of his career, doesn't seem likely though.
Christian, 2009-07-22 21:48:52

Doc is too classy a guy to ask to be traded but if in his mind he would like a shot at a championship with a contending team I think the Bluejays owe him that much. He will never see a post season with this team who are at least 5 years away and this is with better management then the past 15 years.
Jimbob, 2009-07-22 21:02:22

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