Blue Jays CEO Paul Beeston told George King III of the New York Post that ace Roy Halladay "is not inclined to sign" with Toronto if (or when) he hits free agency.
Halladay, 32, is only under contract through the upcoming season and Toronto might not have the kind of money it would take to extend his contract anyway. "We would like to sign him, he is an original Blue Jay and we have never had a pitcher as good as him," Beeston told The Post on Friday. "But he is not inclined to sign with us."
The right-hander has a 148-76 career record and a 3.43 lifetime ERA. He went 17-10 this past season with a 2.79 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and a league-leading nine complete games and four shutouts. There's a good chance he'll be traded before he nears the open market. A deal could go down this winter, or we might have to wait until mid-summer. Either way, all of baseball's biggest spenders are sure to at least try for his services.