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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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Roy Halladay WANTS to be in Toronto. Every time they go to spring training or bring up a pitcher, Roy is the model. He has given years of top service, and he should be able to make his choice to stay or go, when his contract is up. Riccardi is the one who must go. When the Padres were holding the divorce sale, did he go after Adrian Gonzales? No! The Jays needed that one big bat, in order to make the lineup work! J.P. makes "Stand" Pat Gillick look like "Trader Vic".

Build around Halladay and try to win in Toronto, for a change. Since you have so many young pitchers following Roy's example, which also gives you trade bait, you should be able to do something! All these years of retreads and bargain pickups mean nothing. He got lucky with Scutaro, and the Rolen deal was a fluke, though I feel Scott got robbed in the All-Star selections. Try to give Roy a reason to stay! He should have a George Brett contract, where he is set for life and can become the future pitching troubleshooter, for the Jays organization!
Rick, 2009-07-14 19:36:25

It doesn't make sense to me to trade him if you plan to have a winning team in the next five years. He is guaranteed 15 to 20 wins for the next 8 seasons. Who else in baseball can you say that about.
jp, 2009-07-14 11:06:26

since before spring training I have been advocating that the Jays (reluctantly) need to trade the Doc. There is no way he will resign with this team after the 2010 season...that is painfully obvious. JP has failed the team and once Doc is traded JP should be fired.
Bill, 2009-07-14 10:31:51

Ted Rogers was willing to spend the big bucks to bring good players here and keep guys like Halladay.

Now that he's gone, Rogers Corp. is left with a team that is losing money. And we all know that they only cares about the bottom line.

Hence, we're gonna have a fire sale. Anyone with a large contract will be probably be gone by the beginning of next season, it not in the next few weeks.
Bob, 2009-07-12 10:01:46

Simple question: How does a team expect to win when they keep getting rid of their best players? Answer: They do not think that winning is a priority. The Toronto Blue Jays are a hoax. They no longer plan towards building a winning team. They just develop players for the rest of MLB and cash them in for a hefty sum. This way they get rid of expensive contracts and keep lying to their gullible fans.

Keep paying, you suckers! Montreal Expo fans saw right through this hoax and no longer supported them. They abandoned them in droves and chased them out of town. Toronto fans are known as "LOSERS ARE US" and do not care who knows it.

If the Blue Jays brass wanted to win, they would extend Halladay's contract and go out and sign more top players to complement his talent. But, that would take money, wouldn't it?


Vince in Ottawa, 2009-07-12 04:37:46

Ricciardi has'nt proven anything; just trade him along with Wells, and Rios; tired of buying losing tickets...
Webb Knight, 2009-07-10 16:07:31

Ricciardi has'nt proven anything; just trader him along with Wells, and Rios; tired of buying losing tickets...
Webb Knight, 2009-07-10 16:07:26

Let's trade Riccardi! This guy stinks just like T.O.'s garbage!The Blue Jays will go no where til HE'S gone...
5string, 2009-07-10 09:03:02

Idiot Toronto fans. No way Wells goes anywhere. 2 months ago the Jays were in first place. We were told not to expect much this year and we shouldn't. If they are not in contention next year at this time and Halliday will not sign an extended contract, then trade him, not now. All the pitching will be back next year and the Jays are not far off from contention.Trading the best pitcher in baseball is not the answer. Fire Riccardi, I say.
Scott, 2009-07-10 07:43:13

The only team member who should be released or traded right now is Riccardi. He was not up to the job when hired and he has never improved!!
cranky, 2009-07-09 23:03:10

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