July 30, 2009
Even though the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Boston Red Sox would all like to add Toronto Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay(notes) to their rotations, it's looking like Toronto GM J.P. Ricciardi may end up keeping his ace.
Now that the Philadelphia Phillies are out of the picture in the Halladay talks, it's become clearer how much Ricciardi wants for his ace. And it's a boatload. It's not likely that any team that wants to see the postseason is going to give up much of its major-league roster to get Halladay. And of course Ricciardi would like as many major leaguers as possible in a deal.
So Halladay may stay in Toronto. A fella who should probably pack his bags is Seattle Mariners hurler Jarrod Washburn(notes). It's believed that the M's wheeling and dealing yesterday to land Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Jack Wilson(notes) and pitcher Ian Snell(notes) is just a harbinger of things to come. The Seattle Times is saying Washburn is likely to end up with another team by Friday afternoon. And the Yankees, Twins, and Red Sox are the most likely to get him.