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Clay Buchholz For Roy Halladay or Buchholz For a Bat?

BOSTON - OCTOBER 11:  Clay Buchholz #61 of the Boston Red Sox looks on from the mound in the second inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in Game Three of the ALDS during the 2009 MLB Playoffs at Fenway Park on October 11, 2009 in Boston,  Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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Amanda BrunoCorrespondent INovember 25, 2009

It's all over the Internet: the Boston Red Sox are making a huge push for Toronto Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay.

Last July was only the beginning of the trade talks that could land him in either a Boston or New York Yankees uniform.
Toronto knows that Halladay doesn't want to return after his contract is up in 2010, so why not get some value from him?
The New York Daily News is reporting that in order to land Halladay, the Sox have to part with Clay Buchholz and pitcher/shortstop Casey Kelly, who signed with the Sox in 2008 after being recruited by Tennessee to play quarterback.
So pretty much it's switching Buchholz for Halladay in the rotation. No offense, but what does that really solve?
Halladay, Josh Beckett, Jon Lester, Daisuke Matsuzaka, and Tim Wakefield would become the new starting five, but with Wakefield's history of back problems, is it really smart to get rid of a kid who just proved himself during the postseason (Yes, we all remember the outcome of Game Three of the ALDS, but it wasn't Buchholz' fault.)?
Obviously it's Halladay for a 25-year-old who needs to show his true potential every time he goes out to the mound. Plus, Buchholz just got married, and I don't need to explain that.
There is Michael Bowden, but who knows if he'd have to be included in the deal, as well?
Bob Ryan and Charlie Pierce debate the topic of trading Buchholz on The Globe 10.0, but talk about giving him up for another bat. Pierce says no on Miguel Cabrera and Dan Uggla, but yes for Adrian Gonzalez.

Should the Sox trade Buchholz for Halladay or another bat?


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