Originally written April 11, 2013 on Football Extra Points:
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Is Roy Halladay over the hill? Probably. But that depends on what you think a hill is. He may be finished as a dominant major league starting pitcher, but really, that happens to every dominant major league starting pitcher. Halladay is a three-time 20-game winner, a two-time Cy Young winner, an eight-time all-star and he’s led the league in complete games seven different years. He also threw a perfect game in his first career playoff start and has registered just one losing season in his 16 year career. Okay, now that nostalgia is out of the way, let’s talk about where he is now. Halladay turns 36-years-old next month, and any man closer to 40 than 30 is going to see his professional skills deteriorate. To this point, Hallday’s career numbers (199 wins, 3.34 ERA, 2078 strikeouts in 2694 innings) compare closely with an impressive list of pitchers from years past, including: Mike Mussina, Bob Welch, Andy Pettitte and Bret Saberhagen. His list of contemporaries also includes K...
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