Phillies, Angels Leading Halladay Sweepstakes

Bleacher ReportAnalyst IDecember 10, 2009

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)
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Angels-lead-chase-for-Halladay" target="_blank">According to Ken Rosenthal , the Phillies, along with the Los Angeles Angels, are the front-runners to land Roy Halladay from the Toronto Blue Jay. 

Rosenthal says a source told him that the Phils are offering a package of young players, including J.A. Happ and one of their top two outfielder prospects, Domonic Brown or Reggie Taylor .

The Phillies would “almost certainly need” to clear up some payroll to acquire Halladay, and Joe Blanton is a possibility to be dealt, Rosenthal says; however a source told him that moving Blanton wouldn’t be enough as additional moves would be required.

(Check out my previous article about why Halladay to the Phillies makes the most sense )

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