Chicago White Sox

Halladay Blowing Into The Windy City?

NEW YORK - JULY 04:  Roy Halladay #32 of the Toronto Blue Jays removes his hat against the New York Yankees on July 4, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Michael MaxwellCorrespondent IJuly 8, 2009

There are reports circulating as reported by Peter Gammons that the White Sox are willing to make a serious push to acquire Roy Halladay. The White Sox will likely have to either give up Gordon Beckham, or a surplus of their young talent such as Jordan Danks.

Now some people said they don't know if they should do it because they don't want to get rid of their young guys, but when do you have the chance to get a perennial Cy Young potential pitcher, who knows what it takes to pitch against the big boys like the Red Sox and Yankees.

Honestly, if the Sox are thinking a playoff run this year, this is a move that they need to make. Other than Buerhle, I don't know who you can trust in the postseason. Sure Danks has been good and Floyd has done better than his disastrous start, but they are young and we don't know how they will handle the post-season, since they didn't handle it so well last year. Halladay, on the other hand, has been in the league for a long time now and I don't think you can pass up on an ace like this when it comes around.

He has also been very loyal to the Jays, so if they did acquire him, maybe he would like to stay with the Sox. In order to be a serious competitor, I think that the White Sox need to make this deal. Their pitching has been good so far this year, but this trade would push them over the top and give them yet another top flight starter that would allow the White Sox to have a great rotation in the Postseason.

This is how I feel, hopefully, for the Sox sake Kenny Williams feels the same way!

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