Roy Halladay is set to become a free agent at the end of the season and, according to reports, Halladay's season is already over.
What does that mean for the Phillies moving forward? Well, they have a decision to make as to whether or not they plan to bring Halladay back and at what cost. MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports that Ruben Amaro Jr. would like to have a healthy Roy Halladay back with the Phillies in 2014. Amaro said "I would think" that a 'shared risk' contract structure similar to Chase Utley's (most likely with less money) would be the direction the team would head.
On the year, the 36 year-old is 4-5 with a 6.82 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP. In his four years with the Phillies, Halladay is 55-29 with a 3.24 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP. He has struggled over the last two seasons going 15-13 with a 5.15 ERA but was 40-16 with a 2.40 ERA in his first two seasons in Philadelphia.
I'd like to see Doc back in Philadelphia if he can be effective again. The other night in Miami was difficult to watch and it is hard not to feel bad for the guy. But, at the end of the day, if he doesn't have it then he doesn't have it and the Phillies need to part ways.
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