The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting that the Cardinals have real interest in Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay. Halladay owns an impressive 10-2 record this season, with a 2.79 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP in 16 games. His dominance this season goes in tune with most of his career, which has been spent solely with the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Cardinals would have to unload their top prospects for Halladay, along with taking on most of his large contract. However, if the Cardinals agreed to take on most of his salary, they might be able to hold onto top prospect Brett Wallace. Still, a trade involving Halladay would likely cost them Peter Kozma, Bryan Anderson, and maybe even a player or two on their major league roster.
A move for Halladay would be huge for the Cardinals, and would put rival teams in a position to buy. The Cardinals are just one game ahead of the Brewers, with the Cubs just three games behind as well. Adding Halladay would give the Cardinals a huge boost in the NL Central and send the Cubs and Brewers a couple steps back.
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