The Philadelphia Phillies seemingly could have Toronto Blue Jays’ ace Roy Halladay via a trade. They’re just not willing to pay the price to acquire him.
According to several reports, the Blue Jays offered Halladay to Philly for starter J.A. Happ, top minor league pitching prospect Kyle Drabek and high-potential prospect outfielder Dominic Brown. But the Phillies balked at how steep the offer was and decided to decline.
Granted, Halladay could still be traded to the Phillies by next week’s deadline, but it would probably take Toronto coming down a bit on their demands. Philadelphia reportedly would be willing to trade Drabek or Happ, but not both. Instead, rumor has it that they would be willing to include prospect Carlos Carrasco instead of Happ or Drabek, but the Jays are looking for a haul.
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Posted: 7/25/09 10:30PM ET