New York Mets News

Mets Turn Down Halladay Trade Offer

By Adam Garnett

According to Jon Heyman on the Mets have turned down an offer from the Blue Jays for Roy Halladay. I didn’t think the Mets had what it took to get Doc Halladay, but apparently I was mistaken. I can’t believe I am saying his, but thank the lord Omar turned down the offer.

J.P. Riccardi’s asking price was understandably steep: Fernando Martinez, Jon Niese, Bobby Parnell, and minor league SS Ruben Tejada. That would have completely bankrupted the Mets already barren farm system and would not have made sense for a team clearly out of the playoff hunt.

Heyman reports that it was of course no sure bet Halladay would have waived his no-trade to come to Queens. Apparently, he didn’t even have the chace to contemplate such a proposition.