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Doc's next house call?

Be sure to check out our Monday Extra feature for my look at the second half of the MLB season. There's some amazing parity out there as 21 of the 30 teams hit th All-Star break with legitimate thoughts of winning their division or taking a wild card.

As we approach the July 31 trade deadline, the most interesting development to follow will be what happens to Toronto ace Roy Halladay. Blue Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi let it be known last week that he'd be willing to listen to proposals for his ace and Toronto fans are not too thrilled. At minimum, Ricciardi needs to get a Bartolo Colon-type deal (Cleveland got Clff Lee, Grady Sizemore and Brandon Phillips for its ace in 2002), and you wonder if there's one out there.

There's no way the Jays are trading Halladay in their division. So I'm eliminating the Yankees, Red Sox and Rays. New York and Boston, frankly, don't want to mortgage prospects and would only get involved if they sensed the other one was serious. I'm counting all three teams out. I'll include the Mets because they could use him. But I don't think they're taking payroll and, get serious, we all know from watching the horrendous '09 Bisons that there aren't enough prospects to get a deal done.

So with that as background, make your pick below: Does Doc stay or does he go? And where to?

---Mike Harrington

(www.twitter.com/bnharrington)

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

@BNHarrington | [email protected]


Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

@amymoritz | [email protected]

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