The Toronto Blue Jays are officially listening to trade offers for ace Roy Halladay, who is once again having a fantastic season.

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Toronto general manager J.P. Ricciardi said on Tuesday that he’s willing to at least listen to offers for the right-hander Halladay, who is 10-2 this year with a 2.79 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 98 strikeouts.

The Jays are slowly falling out of contention in the stacked AL East and with Halladay set to become a free agent after next season, Ricciardi at least hast to kick the tires on any deals, even at the risk of alienating Jays fans.

Several teams are in the market for pitching, which is another reason why Toronto has to at least entertain the idea of dealing Halladay. In a bare pitching market, the Jays could potentially get a huge coup for the ace.

Oddsmakers from online sports book Sports Interaction currently have the Jays as 50/1 long shots to win the 2009 World Series. Teams like the Dodgers (5/1), Red Sox (4/1), Yankees (4/1), Mets (17/1), Phillies (12/) and Rangers (28/1) could all be potential trade partners for Toronto.

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Posted: 7/7/09 11:40PM ET