Ugh: Roy Halladay Would Probably Accept a Trade to the St. Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals are unfortunately legitimate contenders in the Roy Halladay sweepstakes – their GM was recently quoted as saying the team would give up “an arm or a leg” to get him (do they have both in their system?). Adding to that, Halladay, who has full no-trade protection, has intimated that he’d probably accept a trade to St. Louis.

“Everybody raves about it here [in St. Louis],” Halladay said about four hours before Tuesday night’s start. “I know how [former teammate Chris Carpenter] feels and how much he loves it. That’s from conversations we’ve had in the past. We haven’t really discussed it recently.”

. . .

Pressed on St. Louis as a potential destination, Halladay said, “I just hate to say. I really do. It’s not because I don’t want to go to a certain place. Out of respect to Toronto, I’d just as soon not put the cart before the horse. It’s just kind of a tough situation.” STLtoday.com.

I guess those quotes are a little more tepid than I thought on first blush. Of course, given that Halladay has said he believes a trade possibility is only a 50/50 proposition, he’s not going to come out and say he wants to be somewhere else.

You don’t need me to tell you that a Halladay-to-Cardinals trade would significantly dampen the Chicago Cubs’ playoff hopes.

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Brett Taylor is the Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and on LinkedIn here. Brett is also the founder of Bleacher Nation, which opened up shop in 2008 as an independent blog about the Chicago Cubs. Later growing to incorporate coverage of other Chicago sports, Bleacher Nation is now one of the largest regional sports blogs on the web.

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