The End of the Line for Roy Halladay?
It’s hard to believe, but tonight could be Roy Halladay’s last start as a Toronto Blue Jay. With the news that Halladay will file for free agency following the 2010 season, the Blue Jays are said to be weighing upwards of six serious trade offers for their franchise player; the leading contenders appear to be the Philadelphia Phillies, where Halladay would join a rotation that includes Cole Hamels and recently signed Pedro Martinez. The potential trade is big news south of the border; in Toronto, meanwhile, it’s given Richard Griffin yet another excuse to continue his bizarre, unilateral war with general manager J.P. Ricciardi. As for Halladay, he’s one of the greatest athletes ever to play in Toronto, and while other superstars have burned their bridges before leaving (we’re looking at you, Vince Carter), there seems to be a sense that Halladay’s earned the chance to play for a contender. Tonight versus Tampa, he’s still ours—maybe for one last time.