LADY AT THE BAT: Just Say No To Roy Halladay

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Just Say No To Roy Halladay

Roy Halladay will be the starter for the American League in tonight's All Star Game, and if the Blue Jays get their way, he could be a starter for a new team, perhaps a National League one, before the end of the month.

The Philadelphia Phillies seem to be the team that most people think he will end up on. If the World Series champs acquire Halladay, and if they really do add Pedro Martinez for a little extra insurance (even if it's false insurance), they can pretty much write their ticket back to the Fall Classic.

If I had a open line to Ruben Amaro, I'd say "Make the deal!" Why? Because I'm a Yankee fan and I don't want the Yankees to give up their propsects. Those who disagree with me can throw Johan Santana in my face, but I'll just turn around and throw Phil Hughes back in theirs. It took a while, but Phil Hughes has finally begun to show us why the Yankees declined to trade Hughes to Minnesota for Santana a few years ago.

Now I'm hearing all kinds of strange trade proposals: The Yankees should trade Joba Chamberlain for Roy Halladay. The Yankees should trade Austin Jackson and Robinson Cano for Roy Halladay. Preposterous. Maybe the Blue Jays don't care if they trade Halladay within their division, but the Yankees had better care. I, for one, don't want to see Chamberlain set a strike out record or Cano win a batting title while playing against the Yankees in the same division.

The Yankees have been saying "no" to giving up their prospects for a few years now. The success of Phil Hughes should make it clear to them that it is worth it to keeping saying it. So tonight I'm hoping the Yankeee brass just watch and admire Halladay from a distance and then just say "no" if the Toronto Blue Jays start chirping about what they have in their nest.


1 comment:

Libby said...

I completely agree with you. Yankees should keep their hands off of him. They are doing just fine without the extra help. Let him go to the Phillies, no harm--no foul.