I have a feeling this is going to be a recurring post here at MLBastian throughout this offseason. With a weak pitching market, and the Jays in a transition period, ace Roy Halladay will have plenty of suitors.
Monday marked Day 1 of the GM Meetings in Chicago — the Winter Meetings’ little brother. There is no shortage of rumors and reports and a handful out right now deal with Doc.
You probably won’t be seeing many quotes from rookie GM Alex Anthopoulos. He’s trying to keep quiet when it comes to rumors and reports — a different approach than former Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi. That won’t stop the speculation, or halt other sources from offering up some information.
Here is a roundup of all the Doc talk this morning:
Toronto Star’s Morgan Campbell says the Jays GM won’t talk about Doc Halladay
Toronto Sun’s Bob Elliott writes that trading Halladay will be easy
Jim Bray at the National Post breaks down some potential suitors
New York Post’s Joel Sherman says Halladay is a hot topic at the Meetings
Jim Salisbury of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes that the Phillies still have interest
Rob Bradford of WEEI in Boston notes the Red Sox are on Halladay’s trade list
Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com hears that Bradley is linked to Jays in 3-way deal
Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune hears that Jays want nothing to do with Bradley