By Joe Stiglich
Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 at 11:30 am in Uncategorized.
You may have heard ESPN’s report about the Brett Wallace-for-Michael Taylor trade between the A’s and Toronto Blue Jays. A source has confirmed for me that this deal is definitely going to happen as long as the major pieces of the Toronto-Philadelphia-Seattle trade involving Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee go through. Taylor is a Phillies prospect who first needs to be sent to Toronto to complete the Halladay deal. Then he can be flipped to Oakland. No word when things might be finalized. Also of note, I asked A’s GM Billy Beane about any trade involving Wallace. His response: “We’re not in position to comment right now.”
That’s hardly a denial. I know the A’s love Taylor as a prospect. He’s 6-foot-6 and can run. So this deal makes sense in my mind. That’s all for now …