Should Blue Jays Have Kept Roy Halladay?


Should Blue Jays Have Kept Roy Halladay? While Toronto may not be hearing many AL East foes complain about the departure of longtime ace Roy Halladay over the offseason, Blue Jays fans don't seem to be too upset by it either.

For the 12 years leading up to the 2010 season, Halladay earned 147 wins for the Jays to go with a 3.42 ERA. But in the offseason, the tall righty wanted a contract extension but the Toronto front office opted to go in a different direction. So on the trading block he went, and by mid-December, he was sent to Philly.

The Jays aren't tanking without him like most predicted entering the season. They are seven games above .500 heading into Tuesday night's action and are a respectable 8 1/2 games out of the wild-card lead. The future is looking bright as the staff has four pitchers with at least nine wins and none of which were born before 1981. 

Halladay is having a typical Halladay year in Philly as he owns a 14-8 record, a 2.34 ERA, eight complete games and three complete game shutouts — not to mention a perfect game against the Marlins. 

The Jays were able to pick up catcher Travis d'Arnaud and pitcher Kyle Drabek for the potential Hall of Famer. These two are destined to form a long lasting battery for many years to come north of the border, but do you think the Blue Jays should have kept Roy Halladay?

Text 'SOX1' to 542542 for yes or text 'SOX2' to 542542 for no.

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