I know its Roy but we already have a #1. Do you risk giving up a lot of your future and resigning him when you can sign a proven younger #1 (#2 the lowest) starting pitcher. Dude did win a World Series game 7 so he is no chopped liver.
Yea, I'm kinda torn on the Halladay/Lackey debate as well. You can definitely see both sides of the argument; one costing us just cash, while the other cash AND prospects. But the one who costs you BOTH, is perhaps the best pitcher in baseball...while the other is known to be a "big-game" pitcher.
One thing I DO know, is you gotta LOVE the position the Yankees are in. Fresh off a World Series title, they can afford to not even make a move. But I think with Jeter and Mariano still competing at a high level, even though this is the tail end of their careers, you must go for the jugular.
Trading for Halladay and prying him away from Red Sox Nation would be just as big, if not bigger, than when we swooped in on Teixeira last offseason. We've had great success with pitchers acquired from Toronto in the past. Halladay/CC duo would be the best in baseball. Halladay has already been known to be a great mentor to AJ, imagine the effect he could have on Hughes and the pitching staff as a whole?
I'd give up Joba before Hughes...Montero is untouchable...but they could feast on the other top prospects Austin Jackson, Mark Melancon...shyt i'd even consider Romine.
I love Lackey's demeanor, and his "big-game" success. His injury history leaves me nervous, but his diminished "stuff" makes me worried. The Anaheim Angels have been one of the most superbly ran organizations in all of baseball, and for them to move forward with or without Lackey makes you wonder why.
Trading for Halladay is within our control. While hoping we sign Lackey, with plenty of other suitors, is no guarantee.
I say make the push for Halladay.