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Boston Focusing On Lackey, Not Halladay

The Red Sox are said to be focusing their attention on John Lackey instead of Roy Halladay.

Boston doesn't like the idea of giving up Clay Buchholz and Casey Kelly in a deal for Halladay, and signing Lackey could give them the flexibility to make a trade for a hitter.

The Boston Globe reports that unless the Blue Jays lower their asking price, the Red Sox will court Lackey and possibly deal Buchholz for a guy like Miguel Cabrera or Adrian Gonzalez.

Via Boston Globe

Jays Looking For Compensation Picks

The Blue Jays are expected to lose free agents Marco Scutaro and Rod Barajas, but they'll get draft picks as compensation.

New Toronto general manager Alex Anthopoulos could have just re-signed Scutaro and Barajas, but instead he's set up the Jays to get as many draft picks as possible as he works to find replacements.

The teams signed Alex Gonzalez to play shortstop and now they are looking for catchers.

Toronto will definitely offer arbitration to both players in order to ensure they'll get picks in return.


Jays Have Wish List For Halladay

If the Blue Jays are going to trade pitcher Roy Halladay, they want some solid piece in exchange for the ace.

According to the National Post, Toronto is looking for a cheap, major-league ready arm and bat, plus prospects for the right-hander.

Via National Post

Halladay Would Waive Clause For Yankees

Roy Halladay would waive his no-trade clause if the Blue Jays were able to work out a deal with the World Series champions, according to a report.

A story on the Canadian website Slam Sports quoted an unnamed major league executive as saying, "I don't know when he is going and I don't know where he's going. But I do know that Halladay has told the Jays he'll approve a trade to the Yankees."

Halladay used his no-trade clause to block deals to the Twins and Rangers this past summer.

Via New York Daily News

Boston's Interest In Scutaro Could Increase

The Red Sox could step up their interest in free-agent shortstop Marco Scutaro prior to December's winter meetings.

Scutaro is a Type A free agent, which means Boston would have to surrender a draft pick if they were to sign him.

Alex Gonzalez, one of the Red Sox options at shortstop, was taken off the market by the Blue Jays earlier this week.

Via Boston Herald

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