BDD: Ricciardi Has No Leverage

At Baseball Daily Digest, I use some logic to deduce the Phillies as the only logical landing spot for Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay.

Comparatively, the Jays turned down the Phillies’ counter-offer of Carlos Carrasco, Jason Donald, Michael Taylor, and J.A. Happ, the #2, 4, 6, and 9 prospects according to BA. That offer was fair and extremely unlikely to be matched by anyone for whom Halladay would be willing to waive his no-trade clause. Ricciardi shot it down with flair.

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  1. Mark

    July 28, 2009 11:10 AM

    I wouldn’t be surprised if J.P. revisits this offer. That’s really good and you’re right – nobody else will pay more for a pitcher in his 30s with one year and two months of service time regardless of how good he is.

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