[image title=”jesus piece (3)” size=”full” id=”13107″ align=”center” ]Rumors still place the Yankees in the hunt for Roy Halladay. The Blue Jays want Jesus Montero, one of Hughes or Chamberlain, and lesser prospects for the star pitcher. Following the trade of Ian Kennedy and Austin Jackson, this would leave the Yankee farm system almost completely barren of top-end, near-MLB talent.
Roy Halladay is a fantastic pitcher, maybe a Hall of Famer, but he is also 33 years old. He is not a long term solution at the position, and carries with him plenty of injury risk as he becomes a baseball senior citizen. A trade for him would fill the classic Yankees trade: trade lots of long term value for short term value. And this is a terrible idea.
The Yankees are finally running their organization the right way. Their farm system is starting to produce high-quality major league talent. Their major league roster is, for the first time since 2004, completely devoid of albatross contracts (although Alex Rodriguez’s deal has the potential to become one) that bothered them for so long.… Click here to read the rest