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?
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