Apparently Roy Halladay trade talks have died down. It is looking less, and less, likely that Halladay will be traded this season. You could have fooled me weeks ago? I ask how and why did things unfolded like this? I have never seen so much hype over the possibility of a player being traded than what we saw this year with Halladay this July.
There was a different story about it everyday in local papers, it got other contending markets buzzing and the All-Star Game was consumed with ‘talk about the Doc.’ Don’t get me wrong, I liked all the attention placed on my favorite player – a player who I consider the best pitcher in the game. However, don’t you feel fooled and cheated now that nothing is likely to happen in terms of a trade? All that talk, speculation, hype, talk etc… for possibly nothing!
Feeling cheated yet? I certainly do. Halladay sure got us all talking though. Didn’t it? Maybe that was the purpose of the whole thing? J.P. might just have fed the media a plate without any dinner, so to speak?
There is always the offseason for a deal to be done. I personally would like to see Doc play out his contract in 2010 and see if the Jays can do something that year. I realize that he will likely leave to play for winner. The Jays are backed up with so much contractual problems in the future that acquiring prospects might not yield any reward until those players are able to play out their terms.
I find it hard to believe though, that the Jays will not make any noise at the dealine at all! We have to do a little tweeking, I believe. Right now, I’m just enjoying the fact that Halladay will be with the Jays for a while longer .. at least. I want to see him notch another 20 win season as a Jay, while leading the league in complete games once again! He is the simply best!
I don’t see how any team would not give their teeth to get him??????