Toronto Mike

On Roy Halladay


I haven't written much lately about my Toronto Blue Jays.  I haven't been sharing vintage Blue Jays songs or memories from the Drive of '85.  I've been quiet, because I'm thoroughly disappointed.

You may recall that awesome start the Jays got off to, and now I'm ready to call it.  The Jays won't be playing meaningful baseball in September, for the 15th year in a row.  I feel teased.

One thing we still have going for us is the presence of Roy Halladay, the best pitcher in the game.

Halladay isn't just the best pitcher in the game, he's a throwback to a time when starters demanded the ball in the ninth inning. He never complains, he just goes about his business.  When he's on the mound, you know there's a chance for a 2 hour game.  He's efficient, he's effective and he's ours.

At least he's ours for now. J.P. Ricciardi said he's listening to offers for Halladay, and the thought of trading Halladay turns my stomach.  He's a once in a generation pitcher and we've got him.  J.P. Ricciardi ought to be doing everything possible to lock him up, not trade him away.  If Halladay goes...

Speaking of Halladay, something we should do more often, he'll be starting his first All-Star game this week.  He's only the third Jay to have that honour bestowed upon him, joining Dave Stieb and David Wells.  It's about time.

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