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The last of Roy Halladay?

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07:04 AM ET 05.09 | Roy Halladay, of course, is not wired to give up, and he's optimistic about a strong return after an arthroscopic procedure. What we have witnessed over the last year is the culmination of years of abuse, and if you think that is not the appropriate word for it, spend a few minutes studying the physiology of a pitcher's delivery. ... Make no mistake -- we may have seen the last of Roy Halladay. If that ends up being the case, it will be a damn shame. You can't help but wonder what kind of legacy we would assign him if his career arc had crossed Citizens Bank Park a few years before it did, when he would have been backed by one of the most powerful lineups in National League history.

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May 9, 2013  08:33 AM ET

If he came back sometime in 2013, what would the phils look like by then? Fighting it out with the Mets and Fishes for last place in the NL East?

May 9, 2013  08:55 AM ET

See what happens when you LIE??? Told the team all season nothing was wrong... What a MORON,... typical philly player...

May 9, 2013  08:56 AM ET
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If he came back sometime in 2013, what would the phils look like by then? Fighting it out with the Mets and Fishes for last place in the NL East?

Yep--- and philly spent $$$$$Millions$$$ on their players--- Mets and Marlins spent nothing and are getting the same result--- Philly is the City of LOSERS...

May 9, 2013  09:21 AM ET
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If he came back sometime in 2013, what would the phils look like by then? Fighting it out with the Mets and Fishes for last place in the NL East?

He's not coming back in 2013. He's in denial. 65 MLB pitchers age 35 years and over have had shoulder surgery. They have averaged 65 total career innings post surgery. We'll see what he has left in 2014.

May 9, 2013  09:30 AM ET

Yeah if they would just have pussied him like the Nationals did Stephen Strasburg.........They might have gotten a whole nother year out of him. He's been damn awesome for the most part his whole career and he's 35!! If he is done, he still had a LONG career. Shut up Philly Daily News!

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May 9, 2013  09:53 AM ET
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What a MORON

Yes, you are and you prove it day after day.

May 9, 2013  09:53 AM ET
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Yeah if they would just have pussied him like the Nationals did Stephen Strasburg.........They might have gotten a whole nother year out of him. He's been damn awesome for the most part his whole career and he's 35!! If he is done, he still had a LONG career. Shut up Philly Daily News!

^^^
THIS

May 9, 2013  09:54 AM ET
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Yep--- and philly spent $$$$$Millions$$$ on their players--- Mets and Marlins spent nothing and are getting the same result--- Philly is the City of LOSERS...

Say "Philly" to this guy and it's like ringing a bell in front of Pavlov's dogs.

May 9, 2013  10:15 AM ET
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See what happens when you LIE??? Told the team all season nothing was wrong... What a MORON,... typical philly player...

I'm sure what Roy and the team said in public had NOTHING to do with what he was telling them for real.

May 9, 2013  10:44 AM ET
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So sad. Such a class act.

+1

May 9, 2013  11:15 AM ET
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So sad. Such a class act.

He'll be on the cusp for the HOF.

May 9, 2013  11:45 AM ET

I think he's well over the cusp for HOF. He was one of THE two dominant pitchers of his time. I consider Pedro the other. Doing what he did against the brutal Yankee and Red Sox lineups was simply amazing. At least the Yankee and Red Sox pitchers didn't have to face their own line up the way Halladay did.

May 9, 2013  12:00 PM ET
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I think he's well over the cusp for HOF. He was one of THE two dominant pitchers of his time. I consider Pedro the other. Doing what he did against the brutal Yankee and Red Sox lineups was simply amazing. At least the Yankee and Red Sox pitchers didn't have to face their own line up the way Halladay did.

He owned the Yankees, but not the Red Sox. Career vs. Boston W14- L15 ERA 4.39 in 42 games 275 innings pitched.

Regardless, a magnificent career so far, and I do not believe he is done.


Stats from: http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/6134/splits;_ylt=AnOPm0iOc7ea917IeN6Ln reFCLcF?year=career&type=Pitching

May 9, 2013  12:41 PM ET
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Say "Philly" to this guy and it's like ringing a bell in front of Pavlov's dogs.

Sharp as a marble he is..........

May 9, 2013  01:05 PM ET
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Yes, you are and you prove it day after day.

Couldn't agree more! Everyday I read his comments, and they make me sad to be the same species. I'd be willing to bet he's never been to a Philly game, so he's just eating the incorrect BS that the sports media posts about Philly. Could just be jealous over a city that's actually passionate about their sports teams.

May 9, 2013  01:21 PM ET
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If he came back sometime in 2013, what would the phils look like by then? Fighting it out with the Mets and Fishes for last place in the NL East?

Atleast now they'll have an excuse for where they finish in the standings...

 
May 9, 2013  03:25 PM ET

if he takes a year off and works out with bartolo colons dr's hell be throwing upper 90's in no time...but then again who really needs a legacy like doc's..cleanest pitcher in the game (no sarcasm)..tip of my hat to the doc for playing the game the right way for such a long career

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