DRuNk 24/7 said:
To my Yankee fans, whats your thoughts on trading for Halladay? Would you include Montero as part of the package? Is it necessary to block him from going to Boston? And..would you rather sign Lackey and save our youth?
I think it's a foregone conclusion that the Jays are going to deal Halladay in the offseason.
I don't want to trade for Halladay and nope I wouldn't put Montero in the package. The days of trading for big name guys and mortgaging our future are over. I'd rather sign Lackey this off-season or gamble and see if Halladay is on the market in 2011 like we did with CC. We have a #1 bulldog in CC so missing out on Halladay is not that big deal to me especially if we land Lackey.
It is not necessary to block them from Boston because if Boston does get him then they are going to be weakening their farm system in order to get that deal done, and they would be under major pressure to sign him to an extension at that point. Yeah Boston has the dough to get it done but they already proven that they are only willing to spend so much. So if they get Halladay, they will be less likely to land for other FA's (Holliday,others) or make other trades (Gonzalez, Felix).
I like the position the Yankees are in. They have the ability to take a "sit back and see" approach because of the big splashes last year. The focus right now should be getting Pettite and Damon or Matsui back. An extra Starter is a bonus.
On a side note, if we do sign Lackey then Joba is going back to the pen and Hughes will start. I just have that feeling. Which will make that Joba rules s**t that much more stupid than it was. I still say give him one more entire year as starter and then see.