Morning roundtable blog from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on the chances St. Louis gets Halladay:
I don’t think the Cardinals have the prospects, notably young starting pitchers, to get Halladay.
The odds of getting Halladay: 9-1. The odds of getting any starter: 3-2.
The problem is offense. The Cardinals don’t have enough of it.
The Cardinals have no shot at Roy Halladay because their player-development system is more a collection of spare parts than impact players.
I can’t imagine the Cards have the young starting pitching, sans Wainwright, to make such a deal. Other teams will offer blue-chip starters capable of stepping in quickly.