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J.P. Ricciardi Expects Halladay To Remain With Team Through 2010

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Joel Sherman of the NY Post talked to Blue Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi who said not only does he expect Roy Halladay to remain with the Jays this year, he also expects Halladay to remain with the team through 2010.

"I would have to talk to ownership, but I personally would be less inclined to trade him in the offseason," Ricciardi said when reached by phone by the Post. "I would think let's put our best foot forward in 2010. We expect to get our injured pitchers back (such as Shaun Marcum and Jesse Litsch) and let's try to win.'

Ricciardi again reiterated his position that unless he was wowed by a deal he wouldn't trade Halladay, and as of today he has yet to be wowed.

He also spoke a bit about his thoughts on the Phillies decision to acquire Cliff Lee. When asked if he thought the Indians got enough for Lee Ricciardi said, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder," which when translated to English means NO.