Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Gammons Thinks Halladay Will End Up With Phillies, Despite Dodgers' Overtures

Peter Gammons of ESPN.com thinks the Dodgers, who are overtly scouting Halladay, won't give up enough to wrest Halladay away from the Jays:

There were three Dodgers scouts in Toronto on Sunday, along with Pat Gillick from the Phillies, Gord Ash from the Brewers and a Red Sox delegation. Not that anyone really has to see any more of Roy Halladay and his incredible 90-92 mph cutter that many confuse as a fastball. And the Dodgers were also in Toronto to look at Manny Delcarmen and Jason Frasor for their beleaguered bullpen.

Blue Jays general manager J.P. Ricciardi said Sunday that he doesn't think things will heat up on the Halladay front until the end of this week. Ricciardi made it clear to the Yankees and Red Sox that he would have to get a lot more from them than a National League team, and, right now, it is unlikely that either the Yankees or the Red Sox will stay in it. The Dodgers reportedly can't take on money, and may not have the level of prospects that the Phillies have in Michael Taylor, Kyle Drabek, Dominic Brown and Jason Knapp.

Gammons, who discounts the Red Sox in his second paragraph, goes on to discuss the Red Sox's needs and prospects for three more paragraphs in this post. All he says about the Dodgers in the remainder of the piece is "The Dodgers will acquire pitching." So I guess this piece is about the Red Sox, after all. Isn't everything?


Fred's Brim said...

I bet the Phillies are Pete's favorite NL team

Steve Sax said...

I don't know if Peter Gammons knows the NL exists half the time (or any team west of the Mississippi, for that matter)

nidal said...

yankees get halladay