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Roy Halladay & the Yankees: Absolutely Ridiculous For MLB!

ST. LOUIS, MO - JULY 14: American League All-Star Roy Halladay of the Toronto Blue Jays pitches during the 2009 MLB All-Star Game at Busch Stadium on July 14, 2009 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)
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Amanda BrunoCorrespondent INovember 13, 2009

Roy Halladay in pinstripes?

This could very well be a possibility, but the question is, why? Why do the reigning World Series Champions need to add another ace to their already proven and capable starting rotation?
Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman tweeted  that the Yankees plan on inquiring about Halladay.
New York won without former ace Chien-Ming Wang, who only pitched 12 games and compiled a 1-6 record and 9.64 earned run average. Pretty much everyone in New York forgot about this guy: the same guy who, in 2007, was a 19-game winner, posted a 3.70 ERA, and was 2/3 of an inning shy of 200.
How were they were able to pull it off? CC Sabathia ($161 million) and AJ Burnett ($82.5 million), a combined $243.5 million investment. Throw in veteran left-hander Andy Pettitte and Joba Chamberlain, who fully transitioned from the bullpen to a starter. 
If Halladay goes to the Yankees, their rotation will look more like an All-Star team than a regular club. 
MLB Trade Rumors reported that Halladay definitely "wants out of Toronto," and new Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos "won't rule out trading him within the division."
Who can blame Halladay for wanting out of a losing club? But it's just downright unfair for one team to pick up every ace that becomes available to them.
This obviously goes deeper into the business aspect of the game. Clubs like Tampa Bay, Kansas City, and Washington won't have the opportunity to pick up anyone like that.
Tampa Bay placed Scott Kazmir on waivers because of his salary; he was picked up by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
The Yankees? More like "The Yankee All-Stars."

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