Farewell, Roy Halladay
Serious rumours circulating about a trade sending Halladay to the Phillies in return for some prospects. I don’t know prospects well enough to know if we’re getting a good deal, but I know we needed to trade Halladay soon, while a team could get him for the whole year. He sure as hell wasn’t going to re-sign with us, so getting a few top quality prospects for him is definitely about as good as you can hope for as a Jays fan.
Also important is what Halladay wants. He’s been such a great Jay over the years. One of the best pitchers in the game, on and off the field. He’s taken hometown discounts to stay in our city with our team. He’s gone unrecognized by media by playing for our secluded Canadian team, not getting the credit that he deserves. He hasn’t bashed teammates or managers, and he gives it his all every time out. Hell, he came so close to a no-hitter in his second career start.
You couldn’t expect more from any player than what we got from Halladay. Philadelphia, you don’t know how lucky you are.