The more I read about Halladay, the more I’m coming to a couple conclusions.
- Kyle Drabek will absolutely need to be involved in the deal
- Dominic Brown or Michael Taylor will absolutely need to be involved in the deal
- 2 more above average prospects, and 1 average prospect, will likely need to be involved in the deal
Bottom line? It’s going to take a lot more than we have been discussing here. The Phillies don’t have a Matt Wieters, David Price, Evan Longoria “can’t miss” type prospects to sweeten the deal, so it’s going to have to be done with quantity. You also have to remember that we look at our prospects through rose colored glasses sometimes and other teams GM’s don’t, and they are what matter. My original hope of Carrasco, Brown and Marson is not going to be enough.
So here is the question… do you, if you were Ruben Amaro Jr., make the following trade:
Roy Halladay for Kyle Drabek, Dominic Brown, Carlos Carrasco, Jason Donald and Johan Flande
Vote it up – I’m really curious to see what people do here…
note: Let’s operate under the assumption that the Phillies will not re-sign Halladay after the 2010 season because there is a less than 50% chance of that happening.