With the Hot Stove Heating up like it is, I want to cool it down a bit and tell you why the Yankees do not need Roy Halladay. (Bold, underlined, and Italicized names are Minor League Prospects)
1. Well one reason being the fact that.. we did it without him already and we have enough talent to do it without him. We have C.C, A.J, Andy, Joba, Hughes, Wang ( we will resign him), Marte, Dellin Betances, Zach McAllister.. Must i continue?
2. Another reason Being that the prospects we will lose in such a trade are insurmountable.. The Granderson Trade was genius in that we gave up a only Yankee hyped player in Austin Jackson. A Inconsistent 1st draft pick in Ian Kennedy. And a helpful yet replaceable arm in Phil Coke. While In a Possible Doc Halladay trade we will be asked to give up Jesus Montero and either Joba or Hughes. No matter how much us Yankee fans like Francisco Cervelli he is a career back up Catcher. Montero is the future catcher of the NYY. With Jorge Posada's body getting older by the day we can not risk trading away our next productive Catcher for a ageing Pitcher. Also Trading away either Joba or Hughes for an ageing pitcher is just unexplainable. Trading away two young power arms for one older power arm is an uneducated move. Do the math we lose.
3. Third but now least there are answers in the current free agent market and trade market and in next off seasons free agent market that make Halladay a less attractive option. There are arms such as Ben Sheets, Justin Duchscherer, and Jon Garland still available. One trade Brian Cashman should really look into is sending Melky Cabrera over to the Padres for Kevin Correia. The Padres want a right handed center fielder and we get our number 5 starter. Also names like Cliff Lee, Josh Beckett, and Brandon Webb are free agents next season. So why trade away three potential stars for one star. I don't get it!!!