This morning, during WFAN’s morning show, SI.com’s Jon Heyman said there is a lot of backlash from Blue Jays fans towards the team and the potential of losing RHP Roy Halladay in a trade.
As such, Heyman said, the Yankees are convinced Halladay will not be traded to them or the Red Sox, i.e., within the division.
Heyman said he believes there is a 60 percent chance Halladay is traded this season, and he lists the Phillies, Giants and Angels, today, as the teams most likely to acquire him.
Heyman said two executives told him there is no chance any team, including the Yankees, who will agree to take on Vernon Wells, who is due roughly $100 million through 2014, in a deal to get Halladay.
In the end, Heyman still believes there is no chance the Mets acquire Halladay, because they do not want to part with top prospects Brad Holt, Fernando Martinez, Jenrry Mejia or Ike Davis.
Heyman will be co-hosting WFAN’s mid-day show with Adam Gerstenhaber, which you can listen to live, online, at WFAN.com.