MLB.com's Jordan Bastian says that the Blue Jays will consider granting another team a window to discuss a contract extension with Roy Halladay if it means the return in a potential trade would be "significantly greater." GM Alex Anthopoulos declined to comment on the situation, however.
Former GM J.P. Ricciardi wouldn't provide such a window when he was shopping Halladay at the trade deadline. While the ability to negotiation an extension will surely increase interest, the bottom line is the "trade value" of such a window is small. Toronto isn't trading multiple years of Halladay, they're trading one year of Halladay plus the right to talk about an extension.