Blue Jays general manager
The Jays are defying critics by leading the stacked AL East with a 16-9 record despite a boatload of injuries to the pitching staff. So while Halladay -- who's 5-1 with a 3.68 ERA and considered among the top two or three pitchers in baseball -- remains the most desirable pitcher who could conceivably become available, he may never actually hit the market at all.
"I don't think we're in the market to do that at this point. We like our team next year with Halladay,'' Ricciardi said.
"If we ever did get to that point,'' the GM added, "we'd want a boatload. And I don't know whether anyone would offer a boatload. But obviously, we're not at that point.''
Halladay pitched the Jays into the divisional lead with an 8-4 victory over the Orioles on Friday night. Despite rotation injuries to
About that, Ricciardi said, "We're keeping our feet. It's a long year, and a tough division.''
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