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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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So Jp now sz he doesn't think a trade will happen cause no team has stepped up,,,,,,history would suggest a trade will happen by the weekend
peter, 2009-07-22 19:16:58

Yes the should trade "Doc", he's more valuable to them on the trading block then pitching every 5 days. He's there best player and let's face it, the Jays are out of contention yet again...same old same old. We've been building for the future since 1994, Doc will get us some great players with contention. Get rid of Well well Ricardi is at it, he can't catch, run or hit... for 17 Mill a year...money well wasted...he's reached his potential once... that was his contract year... sad for us Jays fans...
Cressman, 2009-07-22 14:58:08

Halladay is the only reason I still watch the Jays. DO NOT TRADE HIM!!!

On another note...hey Jerry...you said, "Let's get on with real life." So, you had to click on the article to get here, then you had to click "add comment", then type your name, then your email addy, and then your useless comment. For a guy who desires more important things, you sure took the time out of your oh-so-busy-and-relevant life just to make an idiot comment, not related to the article at all. Guys like you make me shake my head. But, you'll never read this anyway, because you're off doing far more important things.
Dave, 2009-07-22 14:32:14

If Riccardi can't deal him, he should publicly say that he wants Doc to sign an extension. Then Jays ownership should take away Riccardi's ability to sign players, because frankly he is not very good at it.

I think we will find that this trade was asked for be Doc and the Jays should do anything they can to facilitate it.
Howard, 2009-07-22 12:33:45

What the hell ever happened to players staying the course for their entire careers in one city/ i know its a different world..but heres a guy whos shown complete and total loyalty to his ball club..been the premier pitcher in major league baseball for several years..exudes class and sportsmanship and is loyal to a fault to his teammates and friends alike..and your gonna trade him? Quit makin excuses about money and trade returns..A player of this calibre and character is a gem and a keeper, and if the Jay's really wanna play with the big boys they need to put up the bucks and show some class.
Rick Bochove, 2009-07-22 12:18:18

Why would anyone in their right mind consider dealing Halliday? He appears to really like Toronto and would want to stay. I can understand him wanting to get a World Series ring too. But lets look realistically here, New York and Boston, have always bought their way to the final but that hasn't meant they have won it. Their players are aging. Now Toronto, the Jays have strength everywhere, yes Rios and Wells have not had great seasons but lets look at the others. You have real talent everywhere. Then you have some real good players who will be great coming up, compare Lind of this year to last or Travis Snider his potential. Same goes for the pitchers, some real raw talent, that with time and exposure to great pitchers will come through. What better pitcher than Halliday to help the young ones. If Toronto wants to win in the near future, stay the course, don't chicken out. The young potential here is amazing and it should include Doc!
M, 2009-07-22 11:56:42

Keep Doc, skid Wells & Riccardi.
Ballboy, 2009-07-22 11:28:58

Let's get on with real life.
Jerry, 2009-07-22 11:14:12

By the time the Jays are ready to compete, Halliday will likely be gone. So they should trade him, but only if they get some top prospects in return who might pan out at the same time the rest of the team is improved. But if they aren't getting offered top prospects, do not let him go for nothing. Keep him in that case and at least give the fans something to cheer about for a few more years.
Rick W., 2009-07-22 10:17:14

For those who say they're tired of paying for a losing team and that is why you should trade him. Your forgetting that Halladay is winning for the Jay's. Trade him and you lose more and win less.

Riccardi needs to go.
Michael, 2009-07-21 14:53:44

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