Chat or Chuck: Roy Halladay

Here we go again. According to, the Yankees are talking with the Blue Jays about a possible deal for RHP Roy Halladay. Halladay is by far one of the best — if not the best — pitcher in the Major Leagues. Last year he was a huge topic for discussion, and it’s no surprise his name is up again.

Why Chat?:

  • He had the lowest BB/9 ratio this season at just 1.3.
  • He had the highest SO/BB ratio at 5.94.
  • He is consistent, pitching over 200 innings in 6 of his last 8 seasons, leading the league in that category in ’02, ’03 and ’08.
  • He strikes out almost 8 batters per nine innings.
  • He has led the league in CG in 5 of his last 7 seasons.
  • He is probably the best there is.

Why Chuck?:

  • The Yankees would have to give up a lot of valuable prospects.
  • It’s just enough already.

Chat or Chuck?:
Sorry… Chuck.
Is Halladay one of the best pitchers in the league? Definitely. But, there is going to come a point where the Yankees are just going to need to sit back and play their hand. Realistically, they could get the best player at each postion (they almost have that) and pay them all very well, but, wheres the fun in that? To me, I rather watch the Yankees bring up some star prospects and watch them grow, rather than the Yankees stacking their team with veterans and watching their starts succeed somewhere else.


Other Chat or Chucks:
Johnny Damon
Hideki Matsui
Erik Bedard
John Lackey


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One comment

  1. thefreak


    I can’t see giving up everything. If you want a pitcher thats a work horse, go after Lackey. He won’t cost you anything except cash. Yes he had surgery, but he came back very well this year and will only get better.

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