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Rumor Mill: Halladay

While Toronto's G.M. downplays the possibility of a Roy Halladay trade, Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman believes the Blue Jays may have no choice but to trade their ace.

According to Heyman, Halladay has "emotionally checked out" and is ready to move on to a competitive team.

While Toronto is hoping to be overwhelmed by a huge offer, it has played into the Cardinals' favor that the Phillies have been red hot lately. Philadelphia has reportedly lost its sense of urgency to deal for Halladay because it has pulled away in the NL East race and pulled their top prospect off the table.

As the demand goes down, maybe what the Cardinals have to offer will be more attractive...