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Tuesday, July 14, 2009
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 shudder to think what that man would do in the N.L. West.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 12:29pm
Jason @ IIATMS said...
Except if he’s the teammate of Arod, Jeter, Teix and Matsui….
(which he won’t be, but just sayin’)
Posted 07/14 at 12:32 PM
funny that he chose to name-check 4 Yankees, considering he’s 16-5 with a 2.90 ERA against them
Posted 07/14 at 12:37 PM
and for fun, here’s how those 4 guys have hit Halladay:
Jeter: .241/.300/.289 (.589 OPS)
Posted 07/14 at 12:46 PM
really, I think Doc should be talking about getting away from Johnny Damon: .349/.423/.500 (.923 OPS). That’s some pwnage right there.
Posted 07/14 at 12:49 PM
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.
Posted 07/14 at 01:05 PM
Charles Foster Kane in front of the Chronicle office.
Posted 07/14 at 01:06 PM
Nick Whitman said...
So he either wants to make a gazillion dollars playing for the Yankees or face inferior competition in the NL. Shocking.
Posted 07/14 at 02:40 PM
Sara K said...
Think Halladay, Carpenter and Wainright could get you through a best-of-five series?
Posted 07/14 at 02:53 PM
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.
Posted 07/14 at 03:08 PM
Craig Calcaterra said...
That’s a damn good point, MJ.
Posted 07/14 at 03:09 PM
PUJOLS does not sleep, he waits. For you, Roy Halladay.
Posted 07/14 at 03:55 PM