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July 30, 2009

Nolan Ryan on a potential deal for Roy Halladay

A roadblock of reporters stopped team president Nolan Ryan after the Rangers' 7-1 victory to discuss the possibility of trading for Toronto right-hander Roy Halladay.

"We've had discussions with them," Ryan said. "They've been going on for a while now. There's been lots of names talked about. But there hasn't been a deal struck. It's still premature to say if a deal is going to happen."

On money being an issue: "There has to be approval. If we get what we think is an agreement with Toronto, then we would have to visit with [owner] Tom [Hicks] to see if he's comfortable on that level."

On trade scenarios: "Obviously, we'd like to have him, but there's also players who we feel like are a big part of our team and would like to retain. It comes down to what price we have to pay from our organization, and it has to be somebody they feel like they're getting the value for what they need."

"We have some people in our organization that, obviously, we wouldn't want to part with. When you talk about a Halladay, you're going to have to give up somebody you don't want to part with."

-- Jeff Wilson


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