Phillies realistically in it for Halladay?

Will the Phillies realistically try to trade for Halladay?

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Phillies realistically in it for Halladay?

Postby FTN » Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:07 am

CHICAGO - Ruben Amaro Jr. arrived at the annual general managers' meetings late this afternoon and listed his priorities for upgrading his team this off-season.

"Third base, bullpen, bench," the Phillies' GM said in the lobby of the O'Hare Hilton, where the meetings run through tomorrow.

What about starting pitching?

"We're more bullpen-intensive than anything else," Amaro said.

The Phils' attempt to build a better bullpen this winter apparently won't stop them from trying to strengthen their starting rotation.

More than one baseball official with knowledge of the Phillies' off-season plan said today that the team remains very much in the picture to acquire Toronto Blue Jays righthander Roy Halladay.

The Phils unsuccessfully pursued the six-time all-star in July and ended up acquiring Cliff Lee from Cleveland instead. The Jays are still looking to move Halladay, and sources say there has been recent contact between that club and the Phillies.

"Philadelphia is into winning now, and Halladay fits that," one rival front-office man said.

As in the summer, there are serious hurdles to the Phillies' pulling off a deal for Halladay. Toronto is looking for a premium package of young, major-league-ready players and prospects. The Phillies balked at the Jays' request of pitchers Kyle Drabek and J.A. Happ and outfielders Domonic Brown and Anthony Gose this summer. If the Jays' price has come down - and it may have with Halladay due to become a free agent after next season - the Phils might be open to more serious talks. Drabek, as was the case last summer, remains an untouchable.

The Phils paid nearly $140 million in salary and bonuses in 2009, and they already have more than $106 million committed to 12 players for 2010. That's before Joe Blanton, Shane Victorino, and Carlos Ruiz get significant raises. That is also before they get a third baseman and upgrade the bullpen.

There won't be a lot of room to take on Halladay's $15.75 million salary for 2010, but sources say the Phillies might make an exception for that caliber of pitcher and make another big run at the World Series while they have Lee (he can be a free agent after 2010), Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, and Jayson Werth in their primes.

As many as a dozen teams could be in the running for Halladay, so his coming to Philadelphia is far from a sure thing. But don't count it out. These are the glory days for the Phillies. They are thinking big, and players want to play for them.

"We're in a fortunate position," Amaro said in general. "We've become an attractive place to go."


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Postby Woody » Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:10 am

If Amaro managed to pull this off, he should be granted license to walk around with his dong out in perpetuity
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Postby Bakestar » Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:12 am

Woody wrote:If Amaro managed to pull this off, he should be granted license to walk around with his dong out in perpetuity


Imagine the slug trails that that long, magnificent piece would leave on the marble floor in the hotel lobby.
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Postby ReadingPhilly » Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:12 am

long term it doesn't make much sense, but jesus christ would next year be fun. like 143-19 fun.
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Postby Bakestar » Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:16 am

Keep Drabek and Brown, empty the rest of the farm. That team could be like, porny good next year.
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Postby mcare89 » Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:21 am

I can't imagine we could possibly pull this off, but man, next season would be a blast.

We definitely aren't trading Drabek and Brown though. So does Happ, Taylor, and Gose get it done?
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Postby Wolfgang622 » Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:24 am

I can't think about this right now. Can I?
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Postby Woody » Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:25 am

I love that we've reached a point where everyone knows that Amaro is doing the exact opposite of what he says he's doing.

"We're focused on the bullpen"

Headline: AMARO LOOKING TO STEAL HALLADAY IN BLOCKBUSTER ASS RAPING OF BLOW JAYS
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Postby SK790 » Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:27 am

I really can't believe any scenario where we get Halladay until it actually happens.
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Postby phatj » Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:27 am

blow jay what?
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Postby bleh » Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:28 am

Mabye if he can include Moyer in the deal somehow... In other words, no
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Postby lowcountry » Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:42 am

I will piss myself and post pictures if he pulls this off.
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Postby Doll Is Mine » Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:44 am

I can't remember where I read this but there was a rumor regarding a potential Halladay trade to the Phillies and it included Cole Hamels.
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Postby FTN » Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:05 am

Taylor, Gose, and Happ

Taylor and Happ are both ML ready, Gose is the long term piece. Maybe we add a flier low A arm or something.

I really doubt Toronto is going to get more than that considering he's not really cheap and he only has 1 year left.

Lee
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Blanton
Moyer then Drabek

yikes thats nasty.
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Postby jerseyhoya » Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:06 am

I'd probably cry tears of joy
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Postby FTN » Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:08 am

i mean even with that rotation, plus a guy like beltre at third, we'd be no better than 4th in the division when all the predictions come out, but id still like our chances
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Postby mcare89 » Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:15 am

FTN wrote:i mean even with that rotation, plus a guy like beltre at third, we'd be no better than 4th in the division when all the predictions come out, but id still like our chances

Not enough third-order wins, plus the Mets getting healthier, season's pretty much already over.
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Postby Shore » Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:21 am

FTN wrote:Taylor, Gose, and Happ

Taylor and Happ are both ML ready, Gose is the long term piece. Maybe we add a flier low A arm or something.

I really doubt Toronto is going to get more than that considering he's not really cheap and he only has 1 year left.

Lee
Halladay
Hamels
Blanton
Moyer then Drabek

yikes thats nasty.


Make that Pedro then Drabek, and you've got yourself 115 wins. And imagine a playoff rotation of Lee/Halladay/Hamels lather rinse repeat.
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Postby JayBallz » Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:29 am

lowcountry wrote:I will piss myself and post pictures if he pulls this off.


I'll go the moist pants route also, but it wouldn't be urine in there...
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Postby td11 » Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:44 am

i feel naughty just thinking about it
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