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Old 12-09-2013, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Roy Halladay retires with Blue Jays
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Two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay announced his retirement Monday afternoon after signing a one-day contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, his first big league team.

He made the announcement at a news conference at the winter meetings in in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Halladay, 36, a free agent, missed much of the 2013 season after having surgery on his shoulder in May to repair a partially torn rotator cuff and remove a bone spur. He also had some fraying of the labrum.
Roy Halladay retires as Toronto Blue Jay - ESPN
His career certainly came apart rapidly, he is 36 years old

What remains now is the HoF debate. His career win total of 203 isn't going to get him elected, but the two Cy Young awards and seven top five finishes for that award are impressive along with eight All Star game appearances, a perfect game, a post season no hitter and 3.58 strikeouts for every walk issued.
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:35 PM
 
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Best pitcher in the game just three short years ago. Had he been a free agent after 2010, some team (likely the Phils) would be neck-deep in a five year/$125M contract right now.
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:10 PM
 
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Does the one day contract he signed with the Blue Jays push his HoF eligibility back a year? If the 2013 season was it, then Halladay would be eligible for the December 2018 vote. If the one day contract makes him player for the 2014 season, even if he does not play, does that mean he isn't eligible until the 2019 election?

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Old 12-09-2013, 01:20 PM
 
Location: State College, PA; Thousand Oaks, CA
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Now if we can just get the incompetent GM (Amaro Jr.) to call it a career...

I was more of a Cliff Lee guy, but Halladay had a couple terrific years in Philly. Always brought everything he had to the table.

At first glance, his career looks like HoF materal.
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Old 12-09-2013, 03:25 PM
 
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Does the one day contract he signed with the Blue Jays push his HoF eligibility back a year? If the 2013 season was it, then Halladay would be eligible for the December 2018 vote. If the one day contract makes him player for the 2014 season, even if he does not play, does that mean he isn't eligible until the 2019 election?
No. He actually has to play in '14 to push back eligibility. Because his career has ended abruptly he's going to be a hard sell for the HOF.
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Old 12-09-2013, 05:06 PM
 
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No. He actually has to play in '14 to push back eligibility. Because his career has ended abruptly he's going to be a hard sell for the HOF.
I understand Halladay's agent tried to get him to hold out in order to get more money on that one day contract.

And thinking like an agent.....

Had the Blue Jays been sharp, they would have also made one of those 14.1 million dollars qualifying offers for Halladay to resign for 2014. Then when he walks after the expiration of that one day contract, they could claim that they were entitled to a compensation pick for having lost a free agent.
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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They don't come more classy than Roy Halladay.
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Old 12-10-2013, 05:00 PM
 
Location: A Land Not So Far Away
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The way things are with pitchers these days, I think Halladay should get in based on what he had accomplished. Let's see what the voters five years from now will think.
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Asheville
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I think he's done enough to get in, not on the 1st ballot though, which is nonsense they're either hall of famer's or there not. Put them in if they are.

When Halladay wasn't pitching against the Red Sox it was a joy to watch him pitch
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Old 12-12-2013, 07:25 AM
 
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Whether he is hall worthy is going to depend on how much value is placed on win totals. 203 is not very many historically for a hall of fame pitcher.
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