The doctor is out
It’s done. The Phillies are planning a press conference for 5 p.m. to unveil ace Roy Halladay as the newest addition to their staff and the Blue Jays will hold a press conference at the same time in Toronto.
After some last-minute drama — online reports indicated that one of the Minor Leaguers involved in the four-team trade between the Jays, Phillies, Mariners and A’s failed a physical — the clubs put the finishing touches on the offseason blockbuster.
To the Phillies from the Blue Jays: Halladay and $6 million
To the Blue Jays from the Phillies: Kyle Drabek, Michael Taylor, Travis d’Arnaud
To the Mariners from the Phillies: Cliff Lee
To the Phillies from the Mariners: Phillippe Aumont, Tyson Gillies, J.C. Ramirez
The Blue Jays then traded Taylor to Oakland for prospect Brett Wallace.