MLB Home Run says MLB Network are reporting the Phillies may be close to a deal that will bring Roy Halladay from the Blue Jays to the Phillies.
…i have had MLB Network on, and do not see anything on their news scroll… but, halladay going to Philadelphia is seeming more and more likely every day… well, here’s to soon watching Johan Santana vs. Roy Halladay…
Update, 4:20 pm:
In a post to Twitter, MiLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo says, “I’m hearing Halladay to Philly is nowhere near being done; Not saying it doesn’t happen, but it’s not close.”
Meanwhile, also on Twitter, Will Carroll of Baseball Prospectus says a source told him there is a No. 32 jersey in the Phillies clubhouse.
Update, 5:03 pm:
Jon Heyman of SI.com says a deal is not close, but the Phillies still remain the favorites to acquire Halladay.
According to MLB.com, GM Ned Colletti said the Jays want two or three major-league pitchers from the Dodgers, as well as additional prospects.
Danny Knobler of CBS Sports says the Brewers are essentially no longer involved in talks for Halladay.