Source: Yankees Are Still in on Halladay

Kevin RozellSenior Writer IJuly 28, 2009

ST. LOUIS, MO - JULY 14: American League All-Star Roy Halladay of the Toronto Blue Jays pitches during the 2009 MLB All-Star Game at Busch Stadium on July 14, 2009 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)

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It looks as if the Yankees are still in the Halladay sweepstakes. It’s funny how officials said early on they wouldn’t land him, and now we sit here and hear we shouldn’t count them out. With Wang out and the rumors swirling around that the Red Sox are making a push for Doc you know the Yankees are paying close attention.

From NY Baseball Digest:

Our main Yankees source down in Tampa informed us on Tuesday afternoon that the Yankees are not, I repeat, not out of the Roy Halladay Sweepstakes. “Don’t count them out” is what we were told. “They are monitoring the situation and waiting patiently.”

So the question here is, is Brian Cashman waiting in the weeds like he did with Mark Teixeira, ready to pounce, or is he content to stand pat.?  Two thing to remember here. They have not denied that they are still interested in Halladay and have also not told J.P. Riccardi no when it comes to any deal. We’ve been told that the possibility of the Red Sox swooping in and getting Halladay might have finally caught the Yankees attention. It will be very interesting to see what happens with all of this trade talk as the clock ticks down to PM on Friday.

I can’t say that I think they will get him, but I’m sure that they are involved. You can never count the Yankees out.


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