Pressure building on Amaro, Ricciardi

GMs of Phils and Jays face huge decision in trade talks involving Roy Halladay

Originally Published: July 28, 2009
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

It isn't just a baseball trade. Not anymore.

It isn't even just about Roy Halladay. Not anymore.

This is now about Toronto's J.P. Ricciardi, a general manager who may not be able to "win" whether he makes this trade or not.

And this is now about Philadelphia's Ruben Amaro Jr., a man facing massive public pressure to make a legacy-defining deal -- which would just happen to be his first major deal as a general manager.

Ask yourself this: Would you want to be either ...

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