Count the Mets out of the teams chasing Roy Halladay. After virtually every news outlet in New York debunked last week’s SI.com report that the Mets had rejected (rejected!) an offer of Halladay for Fernando Martinez, Jon Niese, Bobby Parnell and Ruben Tejada, Newsday reported Wednesday that the Mets never even discussed specifics with the Blue Jays.
The Mets are being realistic. With all their injured players, they don’t see Halladay as the one piece that will make the difference between making the postseason and missing it. And that’s assuming that Halladay, who has gone on the record saying he would only waive his no-trade clause to join a contender, would even approve a deal to the Mets.
Halladay to the Mets just doesn’t seem like a realistic option at this point. Instead, Mets fans must hope simply that the Jays do not ship him off to Philadelphia.