The big talk before the game tonight was finding a way to acquire Toronto right-hander Roy Halladay, who could be had for the right deal. Some players were offering to defer salary. Others were ready to wheel and deal some of the Rangers' top prospects.
General manager Jon Daniels said he appreciates the help and the enthusiasm, and then essentially added, who doesn't want Halladay? The Rangers, though, could be hamstrung by financial considerations. If they acquired Halladay, no doubt for a bevy of top prospects, they would also acquire about half of his $13 million contract and all of the $15.75 million he is owed in 2010.
Daniels, though, said the Rangers will look for ways to upgrade the team and pursue any avenues that might develop. He declined to say if he has contacted the Blue Jays.
-- Jeff Wilson