The Halladay deadline approacheth!

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Rememeber how J.C. Ricciardi made a point of telling everyone that the
Jays won’t listen to Roy Halladay offers all the way up to the
deadline? Yeah, not so much:

While the official non-waiver trading deadline is 4 p.m. ET Friday,
the official Halladay trading deadline is Tuesday evening, according to
Ricciardi, though not a single GM in the game seems to believe he’ll
hold to that. Apparently we’ll go at least into that final day, as
Ricciardi had not approached Halladay about waiving his no-trade rights
as of Monday evening.

I still don’t think he’s going anywhere, but on the off chance he does, it’ ain’t happening today.

Report: Mets have discussed a Matt Harvey trade with at least two teams

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Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports that the Mets have discussed a trade involving starter Matt Harvey with at least two teams. Apparently, the Mets were even willing to move Harvey for a reliever.

The Mets tendered Harvey a contract on December 1. He’s entering his third and final year of arbitration eligibility and will likely see a slight bump from last season’s salary of $5.125 million. As a result, there was some thought going into late November that the Mets would non-tender Harvey.

Harvey, 28, made 18 starts and one relief appearance last year and had horrendous results. He put up a 6.70 ERA with a 67/47 K/BB ratio in 92 2/3 innings. Between his performance, his impending free agency, and his injury history, the Mets aren’t likely to get much back in return for Harvey. Even expecting a reliever in return may be too lofty.

Along with bullpen help, the Mets also need help at second base, first base, and the outfield. They don’t have many resources with which to address those needs. Ackert described the Mets’ resources as “a very limited stash of prospects” and “limited payroll space.”