Wednesday, December 16, 2009

No Halladay yet: failed physical holds up trade

Someone failed to clear the last hurdle in the Roy Halladay mega-deal. According to Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun, one of the players involved in the trade that would send Halladay to the Blue Jays and Cliff Lee to the Mariners has failed his physical. Since Halladay and Lee both already passed their physicals, we can assume that it's one of the 6 minor league players that will change hands.

Since it's unclear which minor leaguer has failed his physical, it's unknown which part of this trade is being held up. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that one of the prospects from the Mariners (Phillippe Aumont, Tyson Gillies and Juan Ramirez) failed it so the Phillies can keep Cliff Lee. Of course, it could just as likely be Kyle Drabek, Michael Taylor or Travis D'Arnaud from the Phillies that failed which would keep them from getting Halladay.

Don't worry, the Phillies have already agreed to a contract extension with Roy Halladay, so at some point or another he will be with the Phils. This thing just might stretch for a few more days yet.

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