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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
18 416 2749.3 203 105 1 3.38 72.7
Birth Date5-14-1977
Height6' 6"
Weight225 lbs
Age41 years, 4 months, 6 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
1998 TOR MLB 2 2 14.0 1 0 0 9 2 13 2 .252 90 5.8 1.3 1.3 8.4 32% .194 .190 0.79 3.65 1.93 88 4.13 85.6 0.3
1999 TOR MLB 36 18 149.3 8 7 1 156 79 82 19 .268 101 9.4 4.8 1.1 4.9 47% .283 .264 1.57 5.41 3.92 118 7.19 139.9 -1.7
2000 TOR MLB 19 13 67.7 4 7 0 107 42 44 14 .269 94 14.2 5.6 1.9 5.9 55% .377 .332 2.20 6.56 10.64 119 7.78 149.7 -1.0
2001 TOR MLB 17 16 105.3 5 3 0 97 25 96 3 .262 98 8.3 2.1 0.3 8.2 70% .306 .220 1.16 2.38 3.16 80 2.43 50.4 3.9
2002 TOR MLB 34 34 239.3 19 7 0 223 62 168 10 .263 104 8.4 2.3 0.4 6.3 69% .286 .223 1.19 3.06 2.93 90 2.69 57.7 7.8
2003 TOR MLB 36 36 266.0 22 7 0 253 32 204 26 .265 104 8.6 1.1 0.9 6.9 61% .284 .223 1.07 3.29 3.25 73 2.14 44.8 10.6
2004 TOR MLB 21 21 133.0 8 8 0 140 39 95 13 .256 107 9.5 2.6 0.9 6.4 59% .308 .234 1.35 3.90 4.20 94 3.50 72.2 3.3
2005 TOR MLB 19 19 141.7 12 4 0 118 18 108 11 .268 106 7.5 1.1 0.7 6.9 62% .262 .197 0.96 3.06 2.41 77 2.24 48.3 5.2
2006 TOR MLB 32 32 220.0 16 5 0 208 34 132 19 .258 107 8.5 1.4 0.8 5.4 59% .276 .215 1.10 3.64 3.19 90 3.34 67.9 5.9
2007 TOR MLB 31 31 225.3 16 7 0 232 48 139 15 .269 95 9.3 1.9 0.6 5.6 55% .301 .238 1.24 3.61 3.71 90 3.35 69.3 5.8
2008 TOR MLB 34 33 246.0 20 11 0 220 39 206 18 .265 99 8.0 1.4 0.7 7.5 54% .284 .219 1.05 3.05 2.78 69 2.85 60.8 7.3
2009 TOR MLB 32 32 239.0 17 10 0 234 35 208 22 .264 105 8.8 1.3 0.8 7.8 51% .306 .227 1.13 3.09 2.79 68 2.96 63.4 7.0
2010 PHI MLB 33 33 250.7 21 10 0 231 30 219 24 .262 93 8.3 1.1 0.9 7.9 53% .290 .231 1.04 3.02 2.44 72 2.89 65.2 7.0
2011 PHI MLB 32 32 233.7 19 6 0 208 35 220 10 .256 94 8.0 1.3 0.4 8.5 53% .298 .217 1.04 2.16 2.35 60 2.38 55.2 7.4
2012 PHI MLB 25 25 156.3 11 8 0 155 36 132 18 .256 96 8.9 2.1 1.0 7.6 45% .301 .254 1.22 3.72 4.49 84 3.00 68.7 4.0
2013 PHI MLB 13 13 62.0 4 5 0 55 36 51 12 .247 105 8.0 5.2 1.7 7.4 44% .249 .288 1.47 6.11 6.82 120 5.85 140.1 -0.7
CareerMLB4163902749.3203105126465922117236.2621008.71.90.86.955%.292.2321.183.433.38813.2368.372.7

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
1996 DUN A+ 27 27 164.7 15 7 0 158 46 109 7 .000 8.6 2.5 0.4 6.0 0% .000 .000 1.24 3.34 2.73 0 0.00 0.0
1997 KNX AA 7 7 36.7 2 3 0 46 11 30 4 .000 11.3 2.7 1.0 7.4 0% .350 .000 1.55 4.18 5.40 0 0.00 0.0
1997 SYR AAA 22 22 125.7 7 10 0 132 53 64 13 .000 9.5 3.8 0.9 4.6 0% .293 .000 1.47 4.84 4.58 0 0.00 0.0
1998 TOR MLB 2 2 14.0 1 0 0 9 2 13 2 .252 90 5.8 1.3 1.3 8.4 32% .194 .190 0.79 3.65 1.93 88 4.13 85.6
1998 SYR AAA 21 21 116.3 9 5 0 107 53 71 11 .000 8.3 4.1 0.9 5.5 0% -.696 .000 1.38 4.73 3.79 0 0.00 0.0
1999 TOR MLB 36 18 149.3 8 7 1 156 79 82 19 .268 101 9.4 4.8 1.1 4.9 47% .283 .264 1.57 5.41 3.92 118 7.19 139.9
2000 TOR MLB 19 13 67.7 4 7 0 107 42 44 14 .269 94 14.2 5.6 1.9 5.9 55% .377 .332 2.20 6.56 10.64 119 7.78 149.7
2000 SYR AAA 11 11 73.7 2 3 0 85 21 38 10 .000 10.4 2.6 1.2 4.6 0% -1.087 .000 1.44 4.72 5.50 0 0.00 0.0
2001 TOR MLB 17 16 105.3 5 3 0 97 25 96 3 .262 98 8.3 2.1 0.3 8.2 70% .306 .220 1.16 2.38 3.16 80 2.43 50.4
2001 DUN A+ 13 0 22.7 0 1 2 28 3 15 1 .000 11.1 1.2 0.4 5.9 0% -1.421 .000 1.37 2.84 3.96 0 0.00 0.0
2001 TEN AA 5 5 34.0 2 1 0 25 6 29 2 .000 6.6 1.6 0.5 7.7 0% -.622 .000 0.91 2.78 2.12 0 0.00 0.0
2001 SYR AAA 2 2 14.0 1 0 0 12 0 13 2 .000 7.7 0.0 1.3 8.4 0% -.667 .000 0.86 3.16 3.21 0 0.00 0.0
2002 TOR MLB 34 34 239.3 19 7 0 223 62 168 10 .263 104 8.4 2.3 0.4 6.3 69% .286 .223 1.19 3.06 2.93 90 2.69 57.7
2003 TOR MLB 36 36 266.0 22 7 0 253 32 204 26 .265 104 8.6 1.1 0.9 6.9 61% .284 .223 1.07 3.29 3.25 73 2.14 44.8
2004 TOR MLB 21 21 133.0 8 8 0 140 39 95 13 .256 107 9.5 2.6 0.9 6.4 59% .308 .234 1.35 3.90 4.20 94 3.50 72.2
2005 TOR MLB 19 19 141.7 12 4 0 118 18 108 11 .268 106 7.5 1.1 0.7 6.9 62% .262 .197 0.96 3.06 2.41 77 2.24 48.3
2006 TOR MLB 32 32 220.0 16 5 0 208 34 132 19 .258 107 8.5 1.4 0.8 5.4 59% .276 .215 1.10 3.64 3.19 90 3.34 67.9
2007 TOR MLB 31 31 225.3 16 7 0 232 48 139 15 .269 95 9.3 1.9 0.6 5.6 55% .301 .238 1.24 3.61 3.71 90 3.35 69.3
2008 TOR MLB 34 33 246.0 20 11 0 220 39 206 18 .265 99 8.0 1.4 0.7 7.5 54% .284 .219 1.05 3.05 2.78 69 2.85 60.8
2009 TOR MLB 32 32 239.0 17 10 0 234 35 208 22 .264 105 8.8 1.3 0.8 7.8 51% .306 .227 1.13 3.09 2.79 68 2.96 63.4
2010 PHI MLB 33 33 250.7 21 10 0 231 30 219 24 .262 93 8.3 1.1 0.9 7.9 53% .290 .231 1.04 3.02 2.44 72 2.89 65.2
2011 PHI MLB 32 32 233.7 19 6 0 208 35 220 10 .256 94 8.0 1.3 0.4 8.5 53% .298 .217 1.04 2.16 2.35 60 2.38 55.2
2012 PHI MLB 25 25 156.3 11 8 0 155 36 132 18 .256 96 8.9 2.1 1.0 7.6 45% .301 .254 1.22 3.72 4.49 84 3.00 68.7
2012 CLR A+ 1 1 3.0 0 0 0 3 0 4 0 .262 109 9.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 56% .333 .187 1.00 0.72 0.00 90 3.18 71.0
2013 PHI MLB 13 13 62.0 4 5 0 55 36 51 12 .247 105 8.0 5.2 1.7 7.4 44% .249 .288 1.47 6.11 6.82 120 5.85 140.1
2013 LWD A 1 1 6.0 0 0 0 7 3 4 0 .280 82 10.5 4.5 0.0 6.0 39% .389 .286 1.67 3.64 1.50 102 5.12 114.0
2013 PHL Rk 1 1 6.0 0 0 0 6 3 4 1 .253 102 9.0 4.5 1.5 6.0 63% .278 .277 1.50 5.79 4.50 103 3.84 86.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 3397 0.4866 0.4946 0.8018 0.6407 0.3561 0.8905 0.6506 0.1982
2009 3378 0.5261 0.4908 0.7901 0.6308 0.3354 0.8555 0.6536 0.2099
2010 3556 0.5225 0.4826 0.7751 0.6114 0.3416 0.8609 0.6069 0.2249
2011 3452 0.5012 0.4873 0.7539 0.6150 0.3589 0.8365 0.6117 0.2461
2012 2387 0.4705 0.4734 0.7540 0.5993 0.3616 0.8366 0.6324 0.2460
2013 1106 0.4322 0.4024 0.7618 0.6151 0.2404 0.8639 0.5629 0.2382
Career172760.49890.48110.77530.62020.3430.85760.62630.2247

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-09-24 2013-09-30 DTD 6 6 Right Arm Fatigue - -
2013-09-05 2013-09-12 DTD 7 5 - General Medical Illness - -
2013-05-06 2013-08-25 60-DL 111 97 Right Shoulder Surgery Bone Spur, Partial Rotator Cuff, Frayed Labrum 2013-05-16 -
2013-03-18 2013-03-28 Camp 10 0 - General Medical Illness GI - -
2012-09-23 2012-09-29 DTD 6 5 Right Shoulder Spasms - -
2012-05-28 2012-07-17 15-DL 50 42 Right Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi - -
2012-05-22 2012-05-22 DTD 0 0 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
2011-07-18 2011-07-18 DTD 0 0 - General Medical Heat Illness Heat Exhaustion - -
2010-10-21 2010-10-21 DTD 0 0 Groin Soreness -
2009-06-13 2009-06-29 15-DL 16 14 Right Groin Strain -
2008-06-20 2008-06-20 DTD 0 0 Head Contusion Batted Ball -
2007-05-11 2007-05-31 15-DL 20 18 - Abdomen Surgery Appendix 2007-05-01
2006-09-21 2006-10-02 DTD 11 10 Right Forearm Strain -
2006-09-10 2006-09-10 DTD 0 0 Right Elbow Contusion Batted Ball -
2006-04-10 2006-04-22 DTD 12 9 Right Forearm Strain -
2005-07-09 2005-10-03 60-DL 86 76 Left Lower Leg Fracture Batted Ball Off Fibula -
2005-05-22 2005-05-29 DTD 7 6 Left Trunk Strain Side -
2004-07-17 2004-09-21 60-DL 66 61 Right Shoulder Strain -
2004-05-28 2004-06-12 15-DL 15 14 Right Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 PHI $
2013 PHI $20,000,000
2012 PHI $20,000,000
2011 PHI $20,000,000
2010 PHI $15,750,000
2009 TOR $14,250,000
2008 TOR $10,000,000
2007 TOR $12,800,000
2006 TOR $12,700,000
2005 TOR $10,500,000
2004 TOR $6,000,000
2003 TOR $3,825,000
2002 TOR $2,583,333
2000 TOR $383,333
YearsDescriptionSalary
13 yrPrevious$148,791,666
13 yrTotal$148,791,666

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
14 y 47 dGreg Landry3 years/$60M (2011-13), 2014 option

Details
  • 3 years/$60M (2011-13), plus 2014 club option. Signed extension with Philadelphia 12/16/09. 11-13:$20M annually. 14:$20M option. 2014 option guaranteed with all of the following: 225 IP in 2013, 415 in 2012-13, and not on disabled list at end of 2013 season. Award bonuses: $0.1M for WS MVP. $0.1M for Cy Young ($75,000 for second in vote, $50,000 for third). $0.1M for MVP ($75,000 for second in vote, $25,000 for third). $50,000 each for LCS MVP, All Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger. Most favored nation no-trade protection (may block deals to 21 clubs, matching no-trade clause extended to Cliff Lee in Dec. 2010). Philadelphia declined 2014 option 10/13.
  • 3 years/$40M (2008-10). Signed extension with Toronto 3/06. 08:$10M, 09:$14.25M, 10:$15.75M. Acquired by Philadelphia in trade from Toronto 12/16/09. (Blue Jays paid $6M of 2010 salary.).
  • 4 years/$42M (2004-07). Re-signed by Toronto 1/04 (avoided arbitration). 04:$6M, 05:$10.5M, 06:$12.7M, 07:$12.8M. Award bonus: $50,000 for All-Star.
  • 1 year/$3.825M (2003). Re-signed by Toronto 1/03 (avoided arbitration).
  • 3 years/$3.7M (2000-02). Signed extension with Toronto. $0.25M signing bonus. 00:$0.3M, 01:$0.65M, 02:$2.5M. Recalled 6/01.
  • 1 year/$0.2M (1999). Re-signed by Toronto 2/99.
  • 1 year (1998). Contract purchased by Toronto 9/98.
  • Drafted by Toronto 1995 (1-17) (Arvada West HS, Arvada, Colo.). $0.895M signing bonus.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-10-20 16:00:00 (link to chat)Who are your: (a) baseball hero; (b) sabermetric hero; (c) real-life hero; (d) hero sandwich.
(jw from Glentown)
A) I really liked Roy Halladay, and I was sad to see his career end so abruptly.
B) The standard ones, I guess: Bill James and Rob Neyer and Nate Silver and so on.
C) E.O. Wilson, the biologist.
D) Like my favorite sandwich? Or do I like hero sandwiches? I don't like hero sandwiches that much, but maybe I've just not had a great one before. (Rob Arthur)
2014-06-11 12:00:00 (link to chat)In an ESPN Standard 10-team 12 Keeper league, I have Springer and Taveras in a loaded outfield (B. Hamilton, Trout, Braun, Puig, Ellsbury)...looking to move one or two of them. Generally speaking, is receiving a top flight SP enough in a straight up deal here or should I target elite positional players instead? Also, in such a league, how hesitant should I be to trade the younger prospects over the established guys?
(pmitchell60 from NOLA)
I'm so not a fantasy guy, but this one is interesting for a few reasons. Generally speaking I think we over-rate young players. There's so much volatility (a word I consistently misspell) that getting established stars (to the extent such a thing exists) has great value. Without more specifics, if you can win this year, it's worth it to give up youth.

As for pitching vs. position players, we all know how crazy pitchers are. Sam Miller wrote a tremendous piece that you should all read on Justin Verlander. Verlander, you may recall, was the best pitcher in baseball or close to it and Sam makes a convincing case that he's not that anymore. He's 31. Remember how everyone kept saying Roy Halladay was a horse and an innings eater and he ate innings for breakfast with no repercussions and you could just put him out and his arm could absorb endless abuse and then his arm blew up and that was it? Pitchers are so all over the place.

And now my coffee has arrived! Hooray! (Matthew Kory)
2013-07-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Whther it's this year or (more likey )next, what should we expect of Roy Halladay? Or are his days of even being rosterable done?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
I can't close the book on him. (Paul Sporer)
2013-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Paul, rank these pitchers for 5x5 rest of season: Paul Maholm, Josh Johnson, Roy Halladay, Marco Estrada, Kyle Kendrick, Jarrod Parker. Thanks.
(trippical from cville)
Maholm, JJ (injury guys just scare me & TOR is a mess; upside keeps him 2nd), Kendrick, Parker, Estrada, the chapstick I'm putting on, the desk this computer is on, Halladay (Paul Sporer)
2013-04-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)The best pitching free agents on the market this winter are going to be Roy Halladay, Tim Lincecum and Josh Johnson, which could be okay or could be superLOL. Which do you expect will get paid the most, and how much?
(Marshall from Crenshaw)
All of those guys are good buy-low candidates, but I suspect they won't be paid low. It's going to depend on how they do the rest of the year. If Halladay figures out whatever it is that has stolen his velocity and command sometime in July and puts together three good months, he'll find someone who will pay him. Lincecum can still strike out hitters, but can he find the strike zone, or anything remotely resembling it?

As for who will get paid the most, I'd probably offer Johnson the most money. He's the one with the biggest injury history (so you might end up with nothing for your money) but he's also the one with the combination of a track record of recent success (depending, again, on this season) and youth.

Sounds weird though. Imagine what those three would have got on the open market three seasons ago. The GDP of a small European country might not have covered it. (Matthew Kory)
2013-02-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Morosi's prediction for PHI to finish ahead of ATL?
(BOO-URN from parts unknown)
It seems silly, though last year at this time if you told me the Phillies were going to be a .500 team I would have thought you were huffing chemicals. Realistically, the Phillies would need a lot to go right for this to happen. If Roy Halladay returns to Cy Young form, then maybe the Phillies are an 87 win team. At that point, some combination of a breakout by Dom Brown or Darin Ruf, a full, healthy, and productive season by Ryan Howard or Chase Utley and something resembling a 2-3 win season from Delmon Young or Michael Young could make it happen. But it seems to be asking a lot for all of things to happen in 2013. (Mike Gianella)
2013-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)How much do you buy PECOTA's projection for Roy Halladay? (Fantasy angle: because of odd (linear-weights-like points, 18-team mixed) league structure, I need to decide between keeping Jose Reyes and Halladay. Prado would be Plan B at SS, and my rotation is not so deep.)
(justarobert from Santa Clara, CA)
I lean toward agreeing with it. I'm betting on a return. With Prado's 13 games giving him SS qualification in your league, I'd stick with him and keep Halladay. Reyes is great and SS is thin, but having Prado there is a nice little wrinkle since most leagues require 20 games. (Paul Sporer)
2012-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)I heard on an Astros podcast a few weeks ago that the team had Wilton Lopez throw pitches from the mound while blindfolded to try to get him to focus on his mechanics. Is this awesome or crazy? Best weird training/coaching story you've heard?
(Bill from Amsterdam)
A little of both.

No training story is popping to mind, but I do recall a Manny Ramirez preparation story. The legend goes like this: Ramirez's team was playing Roy Halladay. He told everyone that Halladay was going to throw him a curve, and when that happened, Manny was going to blast it. Two at-bats come and go, no curves, no hits. Third at-bat, Ramirez gets his curve and crushes it.

Tangibly related: Ken Ravizza had a ton of weird, funny little tricks he used with the Cal Fullerton baseball team. Read about those here. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-04-23 14:00:00 (link to chat)In a 12 team mixed H2H league. 26 man 6x6 scoring. I have Jose Reyes and Dee Gordon, Gordon doesn't see much time, and I need SP help. What should I expect in return for Reyes and what for Gordon? I have been told for Reyes a top tier SP + B bat/B arm...people have scoffed at such offers though. Thinking Gordon could get Lohse type pitcher. Thoughts?
(MartinRiggs from Toronto)
OK, I'm really not much of a fantasy guy, but I'm learning. Reyes is a huge talent and plays in a big market. You very well could get some real pitching talent for him. As for Gordon, it probably depends on how desperate/smart the other people in your league are. I'd stay away from Lohse though. He's been excellent this year, but nobody, not Roy Halladay or Justin Verlander, is as good as he's been. (Matthew Kory)
2012-04-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)In a Washington Post letter to the editor yesterday, a reader scoffed at Dave Johnson limiting Strasburg in his second start of the season to only 6 innings and 100 pitches. The reader brought up Don Newcombe's very amazing September 6, 1950 performance of pitching a complete game and then throwing another 7 innings to start the second game of a double header. The reader wondered what Newk would think about Strasburg. So what are the Process' current thoughts on pitch counts? And what would be a snappy response should I ever have the "Newk" card thrown at me in a baseball debate?
(Paul from DC)
Piitch counts are useless without context, and I think they're a little overblown in the MSM (though not as much as innings totals). We all know that Roy Halladay throwing 120 pitches isn't the same as Max Scherzer throwing 120 pitches, but the reasons *why* they aren't equivalent can't be gleaned from simply looking at a box score. (Bradley Ankrom)
2012-04-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)While most people say Roy Halladay is the best pitcher in baseball, am I crazy to think he's only a borderline Hall Of Famer right now?
(Andrew Stoeten from drunkjaysfans.com)
Given that we've seen just one starter get into the Hall with less than 300 wins over the past 20 years, I don't think you're crazy to say that at all. Halladay's at 190, and I think he's going to have to push well into the 240-250 range to satisfy the traditionalists. It helps that there's going to be a whole wave of non-300 win pitchers coming along (Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, Mike Mussina and Curt Schilling) who are pretty fair candidates in their own rights, with considerable hardware and postseason resumes of their own. I think he gets there, but he's not a lock. (Jay Jaffe)
2012-04-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)2+ years later, should I be happy with what I got in return for Roy Halladay?
(Alex Anthopoulos from Cleveland)
There isn't a return big enough, in mu opinion. (Jason Parks)
2012-03-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Name a team that has had a worse spring than the Phillies. Go ahead! I dare you!
(Billy from Wildwood, NJ)
Good point. The Cabrera injury yesterday isn't great for Detroit, but they've had a decent spring otherwise - and it is nowhere near as bad as everything going on with the Phillies. Burnett's injury for Pittsburgh is also pretty sad for that team. I liked the risk they were taking with AJ, and to have it damaged for such a stupid reason is no fun.

But Philly is definitely in worse shape, as far as the spring goes. They still have Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels, and Cliff Lee, as well as Jonathon Papelbon, so I wouldn't count their season out just yet. It's not like the Astros have suddenly started wearing Phillies uniforms. (Larry Granillo)
2011-08-26 16:00:00 (link to chat)In your opinion, is Roy Halladay the best pitcher in baseball?
(Rachel from New York)
I prefer Verlander (John Coppolella)
2011-08-16 17:00:00 (link to chat)Have many more elite fantasy seasons can you expect from the aging Roy Halladay?
(Zooey from LA)
He will be 35 next season but this season has a career high K/9 rate and is walking less than 1.5 batters for the 4th straight season. No signs of wearing down and I'd have no problem extending him another 3 years if I were in a dynasty league. (Jason Collette)
2011-08-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are the Phillies throwing their series against the Diamondbacks to hurt the Giants? How else do you explain Charlie Manuel leaving Roy Halladay in to pitch the 9th last night?
(Hangingsliders from San Francisco)
That was crazy. I think having Roy Halladay in the game can feel a little bit like having a great hand in poker, where it just gets too hard to get away from it even when you're probably beat. Charlie just thought he had a stronger hand than he did. (Sam Miller)
2011-06-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)If Roy Halladay were to retire after this season, is he a first ballot Hall Of Famer?
(R.A. Wagman from Toronto)
No. The voters have elected just one sub-300 win pitcher since 1991, and that's Blyleven. They're not going to rush to elect a sub-200 win pitcher, even one with some nice credentials such as a Cy Young in each league. Guys like I mentioned, Hersiser/Gooden/Cone had a Cy and a ring and virtually disappeared from the ballots instantaneously, Halladay doesn't have a ring. No way would he stick around longer than a ballot or two. (Jay Jaffe)
2011-04-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do the A's have the best rotation in baseball once you factor in the twittering capabilities of Brett Anderson, Brandon McCarthy, and Dallas Braden?
(Tom from Madison)
I would like to see the Phillies try to contend with the A's on Twitter. Roy Halladay's angry stares don't translate well into 140 character bursts, especially not up against Brandon McCarthy's sense of humor. (Marc Normandin)
2011-04-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you at least a little bit surprised Roy Halladay has turned out to be this good? I don't remember him being that highly regarded when he pitched in High School.
(Bashy from Philly)
Guy was the fourth high school arm taken in the draft that year. That said, nobody put a ceiling of two Cy Young awards and four more top five finishes on him, but how many have gotten that? (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-04-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Roy Halladay were to retire today, would he make the HoF?
(Mitch from Montreal)
I've gotten this question before, and I think it really matters how/why he would retire. He's worn the "best pitcher in the game" mantle for a while, which might carry enough weight to overcome a short career by HOF standards if his career were shortened by some sort of Puckett-like departure. If he just decided tomorrow that he'd rather just spend the rest of his life traveling the world and helping out strangers (especially waifs) in distress, I don't think he'd get in. If he hurt his shoulder and never pitched again, I'd also bet he wouldn't get in -- an arm injury would mean he wasn't "durable" enough. But all that's just wild guessing; it's difficult for me to channel the thought processes of your typical HoF voter. (Ken Funck)
2011-01-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Roy Halladay and Scott Rolen retired today, would both be voted into the Hall Of Fame?
(Sasha from China)
Nope. Blyleven is the first starter with less than 300 wins to gain entry via the BBWAA since Fergie Jenkins in 1991, so the voters aren't going to trip over themselves rushing to elect Halladay, who has less than 200 (169). Pedro Martinez will be the next non-300 winner to gain entry, I think.

As for Rolen, his lack of an MVP award or round-numbered milestone will work against him, as will the fact that so much of his value is tied up in OBP and defense that the voters aren't likely to fully appreciate it. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Roy Halladay belong in the Hall Of Fame?
(Sarah from Philly)
Yes. He is the best pitcher of this era, even if this era's pitchers are notches below the Maddux-Pedro-Unit-Clemens era. (Eric Seidman)
2010-10-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Would you trade Ubaldo for Dom Brown and Matt Moore in a deep keeper? That would mean Johan, Roy Oswalt, Roy Halladay, CC, Gallardo, and Wainwright would be my staff? Otherwise, it's cutting Johan or Torii, as referenced above. Thanks.
(Will from Mactaquac)
Do you have contracts/limits on how long you can keep players? Brown is supposed to be great, but he's at a pretty deep position. (Marc Normandin)
2010-10-05 19:23:33 (link to chat)Hello from PSD. DO you think Roy Halladay will be a hall of famer?
(ShaqShoes from Southern Ontario)
This performance might have sealed it. (Roundtable Administrator)
2010-10-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is the Roy Halladay no-hitter the best pitching performance you've ever seen? If not, what was?
(SprungOnSports from Long Island)
Yes, for reasons stated earlier. (John Perrotto)
2010-10-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)When does the TBS contract run out? Ernie Johnson is not cut out to be a play-by-play guy. Craig Sager also belongs in the circus.
(Nelly from Philly)
The TBS can't end soon enough. I wish it would expired immediately before David Aldridge's utterly incompetent post-game interivew with Roy Halladay. (John Perrotto)
2010-09-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think that any other active pitcher has a legitimate shot at 300 wins besides Sabathia?
(adamseth7 from philly)
I wouldn't bet against Roy Halladay (166 and counting through his age 33 season), and I think the resurgence of Roy Oswalt (149 through his age 31) puts him back on the map if he can stay in Philadelphia during his next contract, but the past year has been rough on other candidates such as Johan Santana, Andy Pettitte, Jake Peavy, even Jamie Moyer. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-08-02 13:30:00 (link to chat)Must admit that I was rooting hard for the Jays to trade Downs at the deadline, so that I no longer was confronted with the abomination of somebody else wearing Dave Stieb's uniform number (37). It's well past time for the Jays to retire the uniform number of their all-time leading pitcher. (Roy Halladay, you say? Never heard of him.)
(rowenbell from IL)
Ah, Rowen, you know how to hit a person smack in their nostalgia lobe, don't you. I do miss Dave Stieb, but there again, you're talking to somebody whose favorite pitcher of all time was Dave Stewart, and the A's can't retire his number, because they subsequently retired it for Rollie Fingers. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)It seems like there are more CGs this year than in years past. Am I crazy?
(Grease from Marleyville)
Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and all of those no-hitters sure make it seem like a common occurrence, eh? (Marc Normandin)
2010-06-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)When it's all said and done, Roy Halladay will be in the Hall Of Fame, True or False?
(Bobby from Philly)
True. He will go down as one of the 2-3 best, if not the best, pitcher of the post-Maddux/Clemens/Glavine/Smoltz/Schilling/Mussina/Martinez/Johnson/Brown era. (Eric Seidman)
2010-05-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)In light of last night's use, Phils fans are wondering about the possible overuse of Halladay. 132 pitches (he seemed to be laboring in the late innings too) in May seems like too many. According to some in the Phila. press Halladay has logged more innings (70.1) and thrown more pitches (1,006) in his first nine starts than he has at the start of any other season in his career. What should Phils fans be looking for to see if Halladay is being overused? If nothing else, those last 1 or 2 IP from him last night seem unnecessary.
(Sophist from Chicago)
Halladay seems to actually enjoy the heavy usage and absent any sort of performance or physical sign, there's no reason not to do so. The thing is, we don't know what he can do because he hasn't done it and there's been no real progressive development. If you said "Who can go 130 every time out?", Halladay would be near the top of my off-top list with Sabathia, Livan Hernandez, Pettitte, and Lincecum. I think the bullpen situation is affecting his usage right now, but that's kind of smart. I'd like to see them pull him when they can, but the concept of reliever is to bring in another pitcher who's better right then -- is 100% of Jose Contreras better than 70% of Roy Halladay? 60%? (Will Carroll)
2010-05-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)is 100% of Jose Contreras better than 70% of Roy Halladay? 60%? Yes and yes. Contreras has three quality pitches working for him. a mid 90s FB, a splitter, and a slide rhe works in when the batter concentrates on the other two. Tries the pen for the first time last year and he's devloping fast. Just look at his numbers so far. Trouble is Charlie's overworking him lately too with Lidge going down and Baez shakey. The Phillies should bring up Scott Mathieson and his high 90s heat for another option. Mathieson is only 26 but has had 2 TJs (passed the injury nexus?). How many pitchers have excelled after that?
(rogero from philly)
And Steve Phillips thinks its hard to be a GM. (Will Carroll)
2010-04-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)What's a Kyle Kendrick and should I be concerned?
(Neil from NJ)
Kendrick is a starting pitcher on the Phillies, until Joe Blanton returns, who experienced success as a rookie in 2007 but who also serves as the posterchild for why stats like SIERA are much more effective at indicating what is likely to occur in the future than ERA. Since 2007, he was prank-traded to Japan, struggled in the minors, became Roy Halladay's mentee (even growing a beard in spring training), and supposedly added a slider, changeup and cutter to his repertoire of a sinker and, well, nothing else. In his first two starts this year he looked about as effective as if Will Carroll was sent to the mound to throw eephus pitches, but he tossed an absolute gem against the Braves last night. Realistically, unless Happ or Moyer gets hurt, or Blanton suffers a setback, Kendrick is not going to stay in the rotation even if he builds on last night's outing, but even for a sinkerballer (a group that can get away without whiffing many hitters) he doesn't strike many out so the odds aren't in his favor. (Eric Seidman)
2010-04-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)We seem to be at that point in the season where it's tough to know what to believe is real. Is there any development with a player or team that you believe is significant despite the small sample size?
(Rob from Alaska)
Normally in the beginning of the season I'm a big advocate of just having fun -- enjoy the games, don't get too caught up in everything. I know Roy Halladay isn't going to finish the year with a 1.13 ERA but man it's fun to think about. Usually, though, early in years it's important to look at what would be considered secondary numbers, like strikeout and walk rates for hitters, BIP rates for pitchers. These are the numbers that COULD point to a change in approach; I'd be more interested in Greinke's GB rate than his ERA after three starts. (Eric Seidman)
2010-03-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Let's pretend each division gave out a Cy Young. Who gets it in the NL East if Roy Halladay is excluded... If you feel like it, who wins every division? (CC, Grienke, Felix, Halladay, Lincecum excluded... Too tight in NL Central)
(Pat from NJ)
Wow, so other than those guys...

Lester, Verlander, Lee, Santana, Carpenter, Haren. I'm positive I'm forgetting people. (Shawn Hoffman)
2010-03-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Wait. What? We just sold Roy Halladay for THE NEW OVERBAY!!!! I'm going home to rip my Rogers cable out by hand now. You want some cheap copper?
(Will from Mactaquac)
Wait until you see Kyle Drabek before damaging your own home. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-02-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Roy Halladay 21.5 wins. Over or Under?
(Bobby from Philly)
It is much harder to win 20 than it used to be, for obvious reasons, so as good as Halladay is, I'd bet the under. Without lookingf it up, I'd guess PECOTA has him around 16-17? (David Laurila)
2010-02-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Now that Roy Halladay will be playing for a contender and in a big market, will he be far more high profile and more likely to win a Cy Young?
(garethbluejays1 from Newcastle, UK)
He seemed pretty high profile to me, but maybe that's because as an AL East guy I was already seeing him fairly often. He should get more attention playing his home games here in the land of the brave and the free, and with better offensive support should run up a fairly good win total. He might have some park effect-type issues with the move, that's my only worry. (Steven Goldman)
2010-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)How much are the pluses of Roy Halladay's move to the NL offset by pitching in Citizen's Bank Park?
(Ethan from NYC)
Halladay doesn't put the ball in the air that much, so it won't affect him in the same way it didn't bother Lee much. I think he'll gain much more from facing NL hitters (and no DH) then he will lose by moving to CBC. (Marc Normandin)
2010-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Roy Halladay 22.5 wins: Over or under?
(Ron from Vancouver)
Under. Again not by much though. (Marc Normandin)
2010-01-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Over/Under: Blue Jays 70 wins
(Ron from Vancouver)
The Blue Jays are kind of funny, because they were a defense and pitching club in the past that couldn't put an offense together to put them into true contention. Now they are building themselves up as an offensive-oriented club with poor defense, which will adversely affect a rotation that also no longer has Roy Halladay in it.

I would take the over by the way. If that's a Vegas option I would put money on it. (Marc Normandin)
2010-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)What player do you think most increased his HOF chances in 2009? Pettitte, maybe? Thanks.
(collins from greenville nc)
Roy Halladay is one that comes to mind, particularly given all the scrutiny his eventual trade provoked and the fact that he winds up with a bigger-market team. Also Gary Sheffield, because in his strong comeback he topped the 500 homer club and probably bought himself another year, or at the very least erased the memory of an ignominious end in Detroit. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-12-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Did the Jays get enough back for Roy Halladay?
(Jim Clancy from Exhibition Stadium)
I'm not a prospect guy, but I think Alex Anthopoulos played his hand about as well as could be expected given his minimal leverage - the consensus among the talent experts is that the Jays got more back than the Twins did for Johan Santana (it would be hard to do worse, I think). (Jay Jaffe)
2009-12-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)By the end of his career, Roy Halladay will be considered a Hall Of Famer. True or False?
(Ron from Vancouver)
True. I am intrigued by his groundball/strikeout religion and wish to subscribe to his newsletter. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-12-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)As much I don't regularly watch sports center or listen to much sports radio, I am still at least a little surprised at how few rumored deals are on the interwebs and airwaves for Roy Halladay. Is the market for him just stalled? I keep hearing that the Jays want this or that, but I haven't heard anything about packages they've been offered.
(Jim Clancy from Exhibition Stadium)
I don't know if there have any definitive offers made to the Jays this winter for Halladay. I would say things will really heat up next week in Indy with everyone together at the same time. As far as lack of trade rumors, I'd disagree. My friend Tim Dierkes has started a cottage industry at mlbtraderumors.com. (John Perrotto)
2009-11-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Don't the Yanks have to commit to putting Joba and Phil in the rotation next year, or just forget about turning them into starters? Time's awasting, and the return they can get for them as trade chips is decreasing.
(Maggie from DC)
In my eyes, yes, this is a "make or break" type of season as far as their rotation exploits go. Stop babying Chamberlain and just let the man pitch, as he was perfectly fine until they started enforcing these asinine Joba Rules. Yes, younger pitchers run the risk of physical injuries when extending themselves beyond previously established levels, but constantly modifying his role runs the risk of harming Chamberlain mentally. And given the fickle nature of relievers, if they have no intention of using Hughes as a starter, then unload him to get a surplus of value, potentially in the form of Roy Halladay. (Eric Seidman)
2009-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Joe-thanks for the chat. Are the Dodgers crazy to consider trading Chad Billingsley for Roy Halladay?
(raygu1 from burlington, nj)
Well, no, but that wouldn't be the trade. It's Billingsley and a bunch of other stuff and you have to sign Halladay to an extension. I like Billingsley a lot, and think that I'd rather hold onto him and the prospects rather than deal for Halladay. It's the Johan Santana situation all over again; you're trading for one year and a negotiating window. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-09-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do the Mets have what it takes (in their farm) to get either Roy Halladay or Adrian Gonzalez in an offseason trade? I argue no, but my Mets-loving friend swears they'll get one or the other...
(DanLong from NYC)
No, no. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-09-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)What was that about Cliff Lee last year, Eric?
(Roy Halladay from Skydome)
Wow, Roy, you're a fan!? That's awesome. Guys, Roy Halladay is here in this chat!? We should all ask HIM questions, not me. (Eric Seidman)
2009-08-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Why was Ryan Westmoreland considered to be untouchable in the Roy Halladay trade talks a few weeks ago? Is his upside so great that you'd pass on (arguably) the game's best pitcher!?
(jaymoff from Salem, OR)
Can we ban the term "untouchable"? There is no such thing as untouchable. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-08-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)Jay, it seems that the only things we in Toronto have to look forward to these days from a sports perspective are Roy Halladay starts. What career path does he need going forward to get serious HOF consideration? Thanks.
(rawagman from Toronto)
Don't you mean Halladay's starts and Riccardi's ultimatums (how's yer ultimata)?

From a JAWS perspective, Halladay's got the peak of a Hall of Famer thanks to this year's performance. He probably needs another three great or four solid seasons to start solidifying his career case on that front. From a more traditional standpoint, he'll have his work cut out for a run at 300 games (144 and counting during his age 32 season). I think a lot depends on how the aforementioned quartet of non-300 winners fares given the dearth of starting pitchers voted in over the past two decades. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-08-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)What one player from outside the organization would make the biggest difference to the 2010 Mets?
(Matt from Whippleville, NY)
Albert Pujols.

In all honesty, that's a tough question, because the answer has much to do with how well Reyes and Beltran rebound from their injuries. If they don't, you'd have to think offense is a priority, but we know that the rotation needs serious help as well. I don't know that they have the talent to acquire a Roy Halladay in trade, and the free agent class just isn't terribly appealing either. The bottom line is that it could be a grim winter for Mets fans. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-07-30 14:00:00 (link to chat)John, in your article from last Sunday you mentioned that in his 12-year career with the Blue Jays, Roy Halladay never got to play in a postseason game. Yet, from the 11 already finished seasons, in only 3 the blue jays finished with a losing record. Isnīt it time MLB cuts them some slacks and let them play in the AL central?? They could switch with Cleveland or Detroit for some time... (although those two would probably want none of it).
(Guillermo from Madrid, Spain)
I don't think it's going to happen, though. MLB seems to have no interest in realigning. (John Perrotto)
2009-07-31 14:00:00 (link to chat)Should the Padres be able to get a better package for Adrian Gonzalez than the Blue Jays could get for Roy Halladay in part given Gonzalez's favorable contract?
(Jeff from San Diego)
I think that is canceled out by the gap between being an ace starter and a first baseman, but it is a good point. The Padres, like the Jays, have to make the RIGHT call, not just the immediate one. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-08-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)I'm not sure if my question got left off the pre-chat queue, so I'll ask again (paraphrased): If flags fly forever, why are GMs reluctant to part with prospects in return for a difference-maker? As a Red Sox fan I'm perfectly fine with trading Hanley Ramirez, superstar, for Josh Beckett, star, plus a World Series title. I know people still remember Bagwell for Larry Andersen, but it seems like giving up a top prospect for someone like Roy Halladay would be worth it.
(Dr. Wayne Pitcher from Castro Valley, CA)
I don't disagree, but I think the market's over-corrected as a result of finance-minded conservatism. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-07-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)RE: Halladay to Tampa thoughts: He DOES live in the Tampa Bay area, and considering that Tampa has the prospects, it's not too out of line that he'd pitch for them, although, as with other teams, the price would have to be right.
(Tim from Tampa)
Roy Halladay for David Price? What do you think, Andrew? Hey, I think you just squirmed in that chair a little... (David Laurila)
2009-07-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat and your great work. Have you interviewed Mike Stanton, the Marlins OF prospect, yet? I could have sworn I read an interview you did with him on BP but can't find any trace of it, so it must be one of the less pleasant effects of entering my 40s. Anyway, if you were the Angels, would you trade one of your current SPs like Weaver or Saunders as well as Brandon Wood in a deal for Roy Halladay? I suspect that's what the Jays are holding out for.
(Dennis from California)
Nope, there hasn't been a Stanton interview yet. I'd love to do one, though.

Ah yes, Brandon Wood. The man-who-would-hit-30-bombs-at-the shortstop-position, locked in purgatory. I don't think there is any way the Jays deal Halladay for a Saunders/Wood package. They could use both, but they'd want more. (David Laurila)
2009-07-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)It seems to me that in prospects-for-veteran trades such as the one Ricciardi might be contemplating for Roy Halladay, teams look more for potential aces (Kyle Drabek) than potential all-star regulars (Michael Taylor). One, do you think this is an accurate observation, and two, do you think it's a wise philosophy? (Also: Zen Arcade ranks among humankind's greatest accomplishments.)
(jeffstoned from (Brooklyn))
I do think that's accurate. When you hear people talk about Philly untouchables (even though it's all speculation) it's Drabek always, and even Knapp sometimes, but never Taylor. Aces are harder to find that All-Star outfielders, and I think that's the big difference. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-07-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)You're JP Ricciardi. I offer you Jesus Montero, Joba Chamberlain, Brett Gardner, and Edwar Ramirez for Vernon Wells and Roy Halladay.
(Mike from Bronx)
Oh, god yes. Prospects AND $115 million? Are you kidding me? That deal would be insanely great for the Jays.

It would also mean Ricciardi was never around to benefit from it. Ah, moral hazard. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)The biggest name traded this year will be ____?
(paulbellows from Calgary)
Roy Halladay. (John Perrotto)
2009-06-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Roy Halladay baseball's best pitcher? It's not like he hasn't been doing it for a long period of time, and I figure he's got to be given some extra credit for the division he pitches in as well as his ability to pitch more innings than any one else.
(blaseta from Calgary)
I still have Johan Santana atop my list, and I think you can argue that Halladay is the best of the next group down, which would include Brandon Webb, CC Sabathia and Tim Lincecum. Santana is a bit like Albert Pujols now, where he's so good people look for other guys to talk about. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-05-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Are the Jays the new Rays, or, now that they're finally playing against the east, is a crash imminent?
(madviking from Canada)
They're 1-4 against the Yankees, Red Sox and Rays, with the win by Roy Halladay. That isn't dispositive, but it is illustrative of the point: their backloaded schedule makes it hard to evaluate them, since a big reason they were picked fourth was the three better teams in their division. We need to see them play those teams to know what they really are. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-05-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)Considering the smoke and mirrors the blue jays pitching looks to be outside Roy Halladay how excited can I be about them in the long run? They can hit, the bullpen is lights out....but the starters still scare me...what are your thoughts?
(TheCaptain from Hamilton, On)
I think they can hit, the bullpen is pretty good, but the starters still scare me. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-04-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)In three years, who will be the best pitcher in the AL East? Sabathia/Joba? Beckett/Lester? Shields/Price? Halladay? Other?
(Jay from NYC)
Roy Halladay will keeep winning until 2032, I swear. I'll go with him even though my head says Lester. (John Perrotto)
2008-12-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)How would you help Homer Bailey's mechanics? Do you agree they are terrible?
(deberly from Cincinnati)
They're not good, but I've never thought his mechanics were a big issue. I'm coming more and more to the idea that mechanics are an issue for youth pitchers, maybe college, because by the time they get to the pros, they're pretty much locked in besides small tweaks. Maybe you can "Roy Halladay" someone, but that's really it. Bailey's coachability and desire have been the issues I've always heard about, all the way back to HS. I think you could change his ball release and get him to pronate. Bailey's one of the guys I look forward to being able to talk to in Cincinnati. How many questions about pronation do you think he's heard from the press? :) (Will Carroll)
2008-10-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you granted every pitcher a year of health in '09 (they still lose late inning effectiveness to fatigue but don't break down), would Joba be the single pitcher most likely to win the AL Cy Young?
(Tony from Brooklyn, NY)
I swore I answered this, but I apparently forgot to hit submit. I'm interested in seeing what Joba Chamberlain can do with a full season as a starter, but I think with no injury repercussions, the Cy goes to Roy Halladay. He's already efficient enough to throw a ton of complete games, and if he isn't missing any time and there aren't worries about him breaking down, he's going to throw 250 innings easy like this year. (Marc Normandin)
2008-09-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Zach McAllister? Some Yankees fans think he could be another Roy Halladay in the making.
(Mike from Utica,NY)
That's very funny. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-04-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)You said Morales is two months other than you are, so he has plenty of time to turn it around. Are you implying that you still have time to turn it around? Also, do you think a 26-year old college dropout that stares at his fantasy baseball team all day still has a chance at a Roy Halladay-like revival?
(mkvallely from Florissant)
Not that I thought I could be a major leaguer, but the day that "dream" was shattered was when Justin Upton was drafted at age-17. Roy Halladay? C'mon, at least pick someone with a fastball that tops out at 70. Like Barry Zito. (Marc Normandin)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneOh hell, Roy Halladay is Man of the Year.

Him or Jesse Behr. (Steven Goldman)
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneMore impressive: Roy Halladay, or our marathon roundtable? Approaching 12 hours. (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneCliff Lee vs Roy Halladay in Game 7 would be interesting. Then again, so would CC Sabathia vs Tim Lincecum. (David Laurila)
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneJust got a breaking news email from the New York Times. They inform me that Roy Halladay has pitched a no-hitter. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneTo paraphrase Bill James,

Roy Halladay: 100% ballplayer, 0% bullshit. (Tommy Bennett)
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneThis is Roy Halladay's postseason debut. I still can't get over that. (Jesse Behr)
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneYou know, Zach Duke and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Roy Halladay earlier this year . . . That makes me happy and a little disturbed. (Jesse Behr)
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneMy favorite thing about Roy Halladay's resurrection is that I once read he did some exhibition pitching in Europe, and he said the umps there had no understanding of the balk rule. Apparently he got called for a balk three times in the same inning. (Tommy Bennett)
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneRoy Halladay allowed just 29 unintentional walks in over 250 IP this year. I don't have any analysis to add, I just wanted to note that. (Tommy Bennett)
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneI'm guessing the Rich DuBee's 'coaching' of Roy Halladay pretty much consists of, "Go get 'em, Tiger." (Kevin Goldstein)
 

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