Sounds like your everyday Roy Halladay start, doesn’t it? With his sparking 0.00 ERA throughout 3 starts and 9 innings of work in Spring Training, Halladay has yet to give up a single run. Between mowing down and embarrassing opposing hitters, Halladay talked to the Toronto Sun and sounded pretty optimistic about this upcoming season:
"I think we aren't expected to do as much as we've done in the past. But I think we have a chance to be a lot more surprising than we have in the past. If some of these young guys we have pan out and become what we think they can be, I think we have a chance of being a lot better than mediocre.”Hell yes, that’s what you want to hear from your number one player on the team. None of this “fourth place” bullshit. Halladay is going all the way, and so are the Blue Jays. I guess things aren’t looking so grim anymore, and J.P. Ricciardi saved a boatload of cash by not offering A.J. Burnett ridiculous amounts of money to stay in Toronto. So far, I whole-heartedly approve of that decision.
And as if Halladay’s pitch repertoire wasn’t scary enough, it sounds like he’s working on perfecting a changeup too, as he threw 9 in yesterday’s 2-2 draw with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Add a killer changeup to his 2-seam fastball, cutter, and curveball, and he has a deadly pitch repertoire that’s nearly un-hittable.
To the Baseball Writers Association of America, you might as well go ahead write Roy Halladay’s name on your ballot for the AL Cy Young Award, because he’s not leaving town unless he packs up another Cy.