Philadelphia Phillies Need to Make a Deal For Roy Halladay

Daniel MalkinContributor IJuly 24, 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 Morry Gash-Pool/Getty Images)

It has been repeatedly said by writers and announcers across the country in the past few weeks, and I will say it again...The Philadelphia Phillies need to rise to the occasion and trade for Roy Halladay.

Iโ€™m not saying it is going to happen, but for the Phillies to make a run in the playoffs and have a shot at another World Series Championship, they will need the big-man from Toronto.

Iโ€™m confused as to what is actually going on in Philadelphia regarding Halladay. I understand that trading J.A. Happโ€”who is having a wonderful seasonโ€”may sound like a lot to swallow when coupled with a prospect or two.

However, with Halladay you get one of the best, if not the best starter in the league, for not just half a season but for all of next year as well.

If the Phillies can land Halladay, they will become the clear favorite to win the division and should be able to take down the Dodgers in a seven game series. One must remember that the Dodgers desperately lack pitching, and with Halladay the Phillies can easily outlast LA and make another legit shot at a title.

There is even a chance Philadelphia could win three titles in a row with Halladay, he is just that good.

I will say it again, no matter the price, Philadelphia need to go after Halladay and bring home another World Series title.


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