Ken Rosenthal thinks the Roy Halladay sweepstakes is set to begin shortly. Guess which two teams he puts at the top of his list of suitors.
The Yankees invested a combined $243.5 million on Sabathia and A.J.
Burnett last offseason, and Halladay might be better than both of them.
Right-hander Phil Hughes could top the team's package, and one GM who
recently examined the Yankees' system says, "There are more intriguing
guys down low than I anticipated."
Among them: Catchers Jesus Montero, 19 and Austin Romine, 20.
Where the Yankees sniff, the Red Sox follow. No doubt the Sox could put
together a stunning package for Halladay, starting with right-hander
Clay Buchholz. They then would control Halladay and right-hander Josh
Beckett through 2010 and lefty Jon Lester through '14. Wow.
again, the Red Sox could determine that their greater need is a hitter,
and Indians catcher Victor Martinez still looms as an ideal option. The
Indians would want Buchholz plus other prospects, but their price for
Martinez would not be as steep as the Jays' price for Halladay.
In other words, Roy Halladay will be pitching in Queens by the end of the season.