Monday, July 13, 2009

Tell Me It Ain't So!

A lot of things can happen in a week. Since my last post the Jays have made three season defining actions. One being that they have all but officially dropped out of the playoff race and have dropped back to earth after their scorching start. Number two, J.P. has finally sucked it up and released the underachieving B.J. Ryan. The most disturbing piece of news was that J.P. has admitted to be openly shopping "Franchise Cornerstone" Roy Halladay. Just the thought of it makes me shudder. This is the stuff that nightmare and long sleepless nights are made of.

In reality there should be nothing surprising about any of this news though. Eventually the love affair between Doc Halladay and Toronto had to end as he is a winner and the Jays have proven over the last 15 years that they are not.

Sadly I was one of the people who bought into the idea of 2010 being the year that the Jays had a serious chance to contend in the AL East. Now i am buying into the Idea that if Toronto were to trade Doc then they would hopefully be able to restock their minor league system with some strong prospects. Not only would that make the Jays legit contenders in the near future it would also allow Toronto to cheer for a team in October as it is likely that a contender would be willing to part with more prospects than a non contending team would.

Although the best team for Halladay has to be Toronto. It would be interesting to see him play in a market like Philadelphia or Colorado. Colorado would be more fitting as Halladay is from that area and the "Original Doc Halladay" is buried there.

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