Roy Halladay Sets Deadline For Trade

2:39pm: Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports talked to Halladay's other agent Greg Landry, who suggested the pitcher will not rule out any teams or contractual scenarios.  Landry said each situation will be looked at on its own merits.

7:50am: Roy Halladay "will not approve any proposed deal after he reports to spring training," ESPN's Buster Olney learned from his representatives.  The goal is to avoid a media frenzy during the season.  So, the option of waiting until the trade deadline is out.  Given the uncertain nature of draft pick compensation, I'd say Halladay is now highly likely to be traded during the offseason.

One of Doc's agents, Jeff Berry, wouldn't say whether his client will require a contract extension upon a trade.  Berry explained:

"Obviously, there are recent contract markers for a pitcher of this magnitude.  That being said, each potential trade situation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, with a critical factor being the legitimate opportunity for Roy to pursue multiple World Series championships."

A source of Olney's believes Halladay would accept a deal to the Red Sox, Yankees, Phillies, or Angels.  You have to think the field isn't limited to those four clubs though.

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