What kind of an ace is Roy Halladay? With a 144-73 career record, a lifetime ERA of 3.47, and only being 32 years of age, it’s hard to find many—if any—more qualified pitchers to build a staff around (and keep in mind these stats come on a team that has to the Yankees and the Red Sox a combined 38 times each season).
By June 7, Halladay was on track to have a career year. His complete-game shutout of Kansas City that day ran his record to 10-1, and dropped his ERA to a tidy 2.52.
On July 6, Halladay’s season was turned upside-down. Blue Jays’ GM J.P. Ricciardi announced that day that he would listen to offers for the 11-year veteran. Even the typically cool-under-pressure Halladay was not able to pitch out of the off-the-field jam his GM put him in. Continue reading