I listened to WFAN for about two minutes on my way to the ballpark before putting in a CD (Trust by Elvis Costello). It was either that or look for a bridge to drive off.
According to Mike Francesa, it makes perfect sense for the Mets to trade the farm (or what’s left of it) for Roy Halladay.
Let’s see …
• Why would Halladay waive his no-trade clause to go to the Mets? He has been telling anybody who will listen for a week now that if he leaves Toronto, he wants to go someplace where he can win. That ain’t Queens. The Mets have an injury-riddled, top-heavy roster, no prospects, an inefficient GM and a manager better suited for open-mic night at The Improv. Gosh, what’s not for Roy to love? I’m sure Johan Santana would give his New York experience high marks.
• Haven’t the Mets learned that getting rid of all their prospects and building a team based around a few stars isn’t a sound plan? Their organization is so bereft of talent that they signed Angel Berroa and rushed him to the majors.
• There is no truth to the report that the Mets refused to trade Fernando Martinez, Bobby Parnell, Jon Niese and Ruben Tejada for Halladay. Minaya would have driven those four players to Toronto himself. J.P. Ricciardi should be fired if he accepts that package. The Mets don’t have the players to make this trade.
It makes sense in every way for Halladay to go to the Phillies. They have the need, the prospects and Toronto gets him out of the AL. Bet it happens by Sunday.