Halladay must have taste, because he prefers the N.L.

I sat and read the USA Today while eating my turkey sandwich, so the next few items of the day all come from there. First up, Roy Halladay — who is not going to be traded — on where he’d like to go if he were traded:

Halladay, 33, who has a full no-trade clause, says he hasn’t provided a list of teams he’d be willing to play for. Yet after going 10-3 with a 2.85 ERA in the powerful American League East this year, he’d certainly be willing to try life in the National League.

“I’d rather hit,” Halladay says, “than have to face Derek Jeter and A-Rod (Alex Rodriguez), (Hideki) Matsui and (Mark) Teixeira and all of the other guys.”

I shudder to think what that man would do in the N.L. West.

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  1. Jason @ IIATMS said...

    Except if he’s the teammate of Arod, Jeter, Teix and Matsui….

    (which he won’t be, but just sayin’)

  2. Alex said...

    and for fun, here’s how those 4 guys have hit Halladay:

    Jeter: .241/.300/.289 (.589 OPS)
    ARod: .303/.361/.424 (.785)
    Matsui: .240/.283/.440 (.723)
    Teixiera: .231/.259(!)/.346 (.605)

  3. Alex said...

    really, I think Doc should be talking about getting away from Johnny Damon: .349/.423/.500 (.923 OPS). That’s some pwnage right there.

  4. Bob Timmermann said...

    Why would Halladay fare any better in the NL West than the East or Central?

    The West has two of the better hitting teams in the Dodgers and Rockies. They are 2-3 in runs scored.

    Granted, the Padres have a bad offense, but like the Giants, they are also in a poor hitter’s park.

    Three NL Central teams occupy the 11-13 spots in runs scored in the league.

  5. Nick Whitman said...

    So he either wants to make a gazillion dollars playing for the Yankees or face inferior competition in the NL.  Shocking.

  6. MJ said...

    While it’s not exactly an and/or situation, how does one writer get

    “I’d rather hit,” Halladay says, “than have to face Derek Jeter and A-Rod (Alex Rodriguez), (Hideki) Matsui and (Mark) Teixeira and all of the other guys.”

    and Peter Gammons gets

    “Halladay would prefer not to go to the National League because he doesn’t like to hit.”

    Unless he’s basically saying, sorry Red Sox, you’re SoL.

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