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Yesterday, there were some reports saying that the Phillies had in fact completed a trade for Toronto Blue Jays Roy Halladay.
Today, there are now reports saying that the Phillies have rejected the Blue Jays original offer of Halladay for Kyle Drabek, J.A. Happ, and Dominic Brown.
While the deal is still likely to get done, the Phillies will not be giving up there top two pitching prospects anytime soon.
As of right now, the Phillies and the Blue Jays are shooting names back and forth to replace Happ or Drabek, because those two will not be packaged in a deal together.
The Phils are looking to send Carlos Carrasco away instead of Drabek or Happ, and maybe Jason Donald instead of Brown.
Look for the trade to get done within the next two days, because the longer the Blue Jays wait, the less leverage they hold over the Phillies. The Jays do not want to keep Halladay past the deadline, because they would get close to nothing for Halladay once the off-season comes around, compared to what they would get for him now.
Also, Clay Condrey has been placed on the DL, and Drew Carpenter has been optioned. To replace those two will be Kyle Kendrick, and Steven Register.