Latest Doc Rumors

The 3 teams believed to be leading the Doc Halladay sweepstakes are STL, CHW, and PHI in no particular order. The latest CHW rumors have the following package going to Toronto:

2B/3B/SS Alexei Ramirez: 27 yrs old Cuban, hit 21 HRs in his rookie season, on pace for 20 Hrs this season to go along with 12-16 SBs. Hit .286 last year, hitting .279 this year and is on pace for 81 RBI - not bad for an infielder.


SP Aaron Poreda: 22 year old Californian, had 69 Ks in 64 IP in the minors before getting called up to the MLB, so far has thrown 11 Inning, with 12 Ks, a 1.64 ERA, and 1.36 WHIP. Rated the 2nd best CHW prospect by Baseball America.


SP John Danks: 24 yr old Texan, has 2 years of experience under his belt with impressive results - but even though he is rumored in talks, I seriously doubt the White Sox would deal him since it would be a generally sideways move for them.

More Likely to be included in package, some variation of the following:

3B Dayan Viciedo; OF Jose Martinez; RHP Dan Hudson; or RHP Gregory Infante.

The Jays would be more likely to get Viciedo if they include Rolen in the deal, but we all know that the CHW GM loves to deal and this is a scenario that JP may go for since it puts Roy in a different division.

In other notes: Joe Torre has been adamantly trying to get the Dodgers involved to get Roy. Rumors state that any deal would have to include Clayton Kershaw, but I doubt that it's a fact. A combination of James McDonald and Ethan Martin in a deal would surely peek the interest of the Jays. Add in SS Ivan Dejesus and 3B Josh Bell, and I'm pretty sure JP would bite.

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