Links 12-01-2009: Halladay, John Henry, Pedroia at short?

Toronto ace Roy Halladay wants to avoid a mid-season media circus, so he has said that he will veto any trade that the Blue Jays want to make after Spring Training begins. If GM Alex Anthopolous can’t use the threat of moving Doc at the trade deadline as leverage in any winter deal, that may undermine their bargaining power somewhat. But don’t get too excited, for as David Pinto points out, this verbal statement is not binding at all.

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Sox drop two more to Halos

Disappointing weekend for Sox fans, with the Boston lineup going down quietly in two of three in this series. We’re familiar with this from last year; enough baserunners, but not many runs. The shadow of the Nick Adenhart tragedy kind of defined this series, and I have to give my condolences to the Adenhart family and the whole organization. I thought Jered Weaver pitched his heart out in the first game for his lost friend, and I give him a lot of credit for that. Read more of this post