Still no serious negotiations are ongoing between the Blue Jays and a suitor for their ace, Roy Halladay. However, there is some interesting speculation and rumor making it’s way onto the blogosphere this morning.
According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post,
“The Angels, Red Sox and Yankees, in that order for now, are pursuing Toronto ace Roy Halladay.”
Joel Sherman of the New York Post, really sent a chill down my spine when he reported that the Yankees still have significant interest in acquiring Halladay even though they already unloaded some of their top prospects in the Curtis Granderson trade.
But the Yankees certainly are not hiding their interest. Two officials who have talked to the Blue Jays say Toronto “loves” Yankees catching prospect Jesus Montero. Toronto executives have long said that what they would value in a trade for Halladay is elite prospects over quantity, and it is possible the Yankees could give them that high-end quality by including Montero and either Joba Chamberlain or Phil Hughes in a deal.
Imagine a rotation whose top four starters are CC Sabathia, A.J. Burnett, Roy Halladay and Andy Pettitte. Then couple that with the games best offense, and Mariano Rivera as the closer.
We may be witnesses to a biblical prophecy that has been fulfilled in our own generation…
The beasts shall inherit the earth.