Halladay would approve a trade to the Yankees
Steve over at TYU points out this noteworthy item.
From Bob Elliot (Slam! Sports):
Will Roy Halladay leave Toronto via the same route as ex-Blue Jays aces David Cone and Roger Clemens?
Headed for the Bronx and the New York Yankees?
It has always been a possibility. Now that chance has been upgraded.
“I don’t know who Toronto will wind up with,” a major league executive said Friday. “I don’t know when he is going and I don’t know where he’s going.
“But I do know that Halladay has told the Jays he’ll approve a trade to the Yankees.”
Halladay and agent Greg Landry have kept possible landing spots hush-hush.
A Minnesota Twins official confirmed in July that Halladay would not approve a deal to the Twin-Cities and Texas Rangers president Nolan Ryan said in September he was told Halladay would block a deal to Arlington, Tex.
Halladay has never said yeah or nay to the Yanks and still hasn’t, but this third party news clears the decks for Halladay to follow the path of Cone and Clemens.
Now, this isn’t necessarily “new” news, as Halladay was reportedly against a move to Texas in July and, according to a variety of sources, he has always been open to joining the Yankees (or other winners, essentially). Either way, this is still a verbal confirmation from a “major league executive” that Halladay would okay a trade to New York, so it’s certainly deserving of a post. Enjoy, but remember, the real issue is whether or not Halladay will require an extension in order to waive his no-trade clause.
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