Found May 29, 2012 on Fox Sports:
From a fantasy baseball owner's perspective, Roy Halladay has underachieved in terms of rotisserie production when compared to years past. In 11 starts this season, Philadelphia's ace has allowed 32 earned runs in 72.1 innings pitched (3.98 ERA). The last time Halladay's ERA was that high in late-May, the year was 2003 and he was pitching with the Blue Jays (4.00). Part of me believes with the lack of run support in Philly and less-than-impressive stats, Halladay hitting the disabled list isn't the worst thing to happen to fantasy owners. Owners' psyche forces one to start Halladay in all instances, even when the odds are stacked against them/him. This roster move forces them to look outside the box. Here are my top five, available starting pitchers owners should take a look at while Halladay is out: Max Scherzer (64.8 percent owned) Stats: 4-3 / 5.67 ERA / 1.54 WHIP / 72 K Analysis: Scherzer has struck out 24 batters his last two times out. Don't let the ERA and WHIP fool you, this Detroit pitcher can earn a quality start every now and again. Just don't expect them every time he takes the bump. James McDonald (60.3 percent owned) Stats: 4-2 / 2.20 ERA / 0.96 WHIP / 63 K Analysis: In five May starts, McDonald has won three, allowed six earned runs while striking out 39 in 35 innings pitched. Felipe Paulino (6.4 percent owned) Stats: 2-1 / 2.03 ERA / 1.26 WHIP / 34 K Analysis: Since coming off the disabled list in early May, Paulino has looked stellar. He's struck out 34 in 31 innings pitched. If the Royals' offense can start clicking, Paulino could be a steal off the waiver wire. Bud Norris (49.0 percent owned) Stats: 5-1 / 3.34 ERA / 1.31 WHIP / 62 K Analysis: Norris is 4-0 in May with a 1.17 ERA. He allowed four earned runs in 30 2/3 innings pitched. Granted, the Astros provided eight runs, three times, to assist Norris with three of those May wins. Felix Doubront (18.2 percent owned) Stats: 5-2 / 3.86 ERA / 1.36 WHIP / 59 K Analysis: Owns a 9.48 K/9 rate in 2012 and has won four out of his last five starts. His 37 strikeouts in May rank within the top 10 of all MLB pitchers.

Halladay to have shoulder examined

Now all the Philadelphia Phillies and their fans can do is wait. For another day, at least. The Phillies say they will send Roy Halladay to see a doctor on Tuesday, two days after he came out of a start due to a sore right shoulder. On Monday, the team was still determining where and when, exactly, their star right-hander will be examined. Halladay first started to feel discomfort...

Phillies ace Halladay out 6-8 weeks

Philadelphia Phillies ace Roy Halladay has been put on the disabled list because of a strained right shoulder and is expected to be out of the rotation for six to eight weeks. Phillies assistant general manager Scott Proefrock delivered the news before the Phillies played the New York Mets on Tuesday night. Halladay was pulled from Sunday's start after just two innings. At...

Halladay to have shoulder checked

Roy Halladay’s sore right shoulder is scheduled to undergo an examination Tuesday. The Philadelphia Phillies are worried about the health of the veteran pitcher. “Anytime you have an injury, you have a concern, no matter who it is,” Phillies assistant general manager Scott Proefrock said Monday. “We've been through these things before. [Vance] Worley, [Roy] Oswalt...

Roy Halladay (shoulder) to see doctor

The Phillies said they will send Roy Halladay to see a doctor Tuesday, two days after he came out of a start because of a sore right shoulder. On Monday, the team still was determining where and when, exactly, its ace will be examined. Halladay first started to feel discomfort in last Tuesday’s start against Washington but pitched through it .

Roy Halladay to miss 6-8 weeks with right lat strain

Roy Halladay will go on disabled list and miss 6-8 weeks. Halladay, 4-5 with a 3.98 ERA, will be replaced on the roster by catcher Eric Kratz. There has been a lot of talk about Halladay’s velocity. I saw him on opening day in Pittsburgh and the Pirates fans talked about it in our area, but I dismissed it. Halladay went on to pitch a 1-0 shutout victory on opening day in Pittsburgh...

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Roy Halladay was placed on the 15 day disabled list today, and is expected to miss 6-8 weeks. Roy Halladay, the two time Cy Young Award winner, was placed on the 15 day disabled list by the Philadelphia Phillies today. Halladay was pulled from his outing on Sunday against the St. Louis Cardinals after only two inning because of what was termed at shoulder soreness. Halladay was evaluated...

Roy Halladay Out 6-8 Weeks

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2012 Fantasy Baseball, Waiver Wire: Replacing Folded Aces Halladay and Weaver

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Injuries and Questions Plaguing the Phillies

As I am sure many of you are already aware, Roy Halladay has been placed on the DL with a right latissimus dorsi strain. His projected time for recovery is 6-8 weeks. The good news is that the strain is a Grade ½ which means he just needs rest for the muscle to heal. The bad news is he will be gone probably until August. Yikes. In regards to how long this has been going on, pitching...

Roy Halladay placed on DL, out 6-8 weeks with strained lat

The Philadelphia Phllies have placed starting pitcher Roy Halladay on the 15-day DL with a strained right lat muscle, and he will be out for six to eight weeks. That would put him out of commission for the Phillies until mid to late July, which is absolutely not what this team needed at this point in time. Halladay left Saturday's start against the Cardinals in the first inning...

On this day in 2010, perfection from Doc Halladay

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Career Day for Wigginton Leads to Phillies Win

After a rough day on Sunday with a loss to the Cardinals and Roy Halladay pulled early due to shoulder soreness, the Phillies needed a serious lift. Seeing Carlos Ruiz scratched from today’s line-up with a sore hamstring was also not the good news this team was looking for. But with Cole Hamels on the mound, you had to think the Phillies had a shot against the Mets. Hamels delivered...

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