Via Richard Griffin, the Yankees offered Jesus Montero to the Jays in exchange for Roy Halladay back when Toronto was still fielding offers for their ace and the former Cy Young Award winner. And that’s it. The Yanks’ brain trust offered a straight up, one-for-one swap, however Toronto turned it down and went on their merry way.
Can you imagine that? It would have been quite the blockbuster, no? I’m not sure how I would have received such a deal. On one hand it’s the best pitcher in baseball in exchange for a Double-A prospect without a clear cut position, but on the other hand, it’s Jesus frickin’ Montero. Wow.