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Blue Jays May Entertain Offers For Roy Halladay

According to a report, they Blue Jays may be willing to entertain offers for former CY Young award winner Roy Halladay.

As the July 31 trade deadline approaches several scouts haven flocked to Philadelphia to scout the Blue Jay roster. However, Halladay who was scheduled to start tonight will miss his start due to a sore groin.

Halladay currently leads the American League in wins 10 and innings 103 and ranks fifth in ERA 2.53.

It still remains to be seen whether in fact the Blue Jays will be buyers or sellers come the trade deadline. Prior to play today the Blue Jays remain 5 games behind the AL East leading Red Sox.

In the event that a starter of Halladay caliber becomes available you most certainly would expect the usual suspects involved, however it's doubtful the Blue Jays would trade Halladay within the AL East, which likely will eliminate the Yankees and Red Sox. Look for the Phillies, Dodgers, and possibly the Mets to make a serious push for Halladay.

Expect that if in fact the Jays elect to go this route, it will take a substantial package in order to obtain Halladay. It most likely will take 3 or 4 high level prospects, who are Major League ready.