A presser could be held at Citizens Bank Park today, according to reports.
The Phillies and Roy Halladay agreed on a three-year, $60 million contract extension Tuesday that is believed to include at least one vesting option in the neighborhood of $20 million and possibly a second one for 2015. Halladay first checked into a Philadelphia hotel on Monday and reportedly passed yesterday's physical. The interrelated deals between Toronoto, Philadelphia, Seattle and Oakland, set to receive outfielder Michael Taylor in exchange for prospect Brett Wallace upon completion of the trade, will be finalized once all the players involved clear physicals, according to reports. As for new news, the Inquirer is reporting that in July, Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi requested Kyle Drabek, J.A. Happ, Domonic Brown and also outfielder Anthony Gose, who stole 76 bags for Lakewood this season. That is the first I'd read Gose's name mentioned in any trade rumor. Meanwhile, FoxSports is reporting that Oakland GM Billy Beane first became interested in Taylor after the Phillies inquired about outfielder Matt Holliday, fearing that Raul Ibanez's groin injury was severe enough to cause him to miss the rest of the season. Holliday was then sent to St. Louis in a deal that included Wallace.