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Gammons Says Dodgers Want Halladay

According to ESPN's Peter Gammons the Dodgers may have suddenly vaulted ahead of the Phillies and assumed the lead position for Roy Halladay.

Gammons reports that the Dodgers assistant GM Logan White has been in Toronto the past two series with every intention of remaining in the Halladay sweepstakes.

Maybe the most important news we hear from Gammons is that the Dodgers are reportedly willing to take on Halladay's contract, which is not the case with some other teams.

However, as he notes there are two big problems with the Dodgers and Blue Jays making a deal.

I. The Dodgers don't have any big time pitching prospects in either Double-A or Triple-A.

II. Second nobody from the Blue Jays has scouted the Dodgers major league roster.

Although the Dodgers don't have any prime upper level prospects Gammons does note that they do have several lower level prospects that they could include in a deal. Among them are shortstop Dee Gordon (Tom's son), 3B Josh Bell, OF-1B Andrew Lambo and OF Ethan Martin.

The Dodgers have made it clear that they don't want to part with left-hander Clayton Kershaw, but ultimately that might be what it takes to land Halladay. Maybe they get lucky and the Phillies take a large group of low level prospects, but at this point I still say that's unlikely.