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Just imagine, Roy Halladay can improve in 2012
We know Roy Halladay is good and without question he is the ace of aces on the Phillies pitching staff. Following a 2010 Cy Young Award winning season in his first year in red pinstripes Halladay went out and had another Cy Young-worthy season (finishing second to Clayton Kershaw), with a higher win percentage (but two fewer actual wins), shaving eleven points off his ERA, leading the league in complete games (eight), allowing fewer hits and less than half as many home runs.
And yet for some reason, as good as he was, it seemed like he had to work a little harder last year to put up those numbers. We may be nit-picking here, and finding a flaw in Halladay's game is like finding the lost ark, but take a look at a couple of the deeper numbers that stat heads will sometimes refer to. Halladay increased (albeit marginally) in walks per nine innings (BB/9) from 1.08 to 1.35 and opposing batters hit .298 on balls in play (BABIP), up e...
BEST OF MAXIM
You know that guy on the Dos Equis commercial? I’m starting to think he may not be the most interesting man in the world. Having a mother who has a tattoo that reads “Son” or being allowed to touch the art at a museum is pretty boss, but Roy Halladay may have him beat. The car you see above is what the Doc whipped to Phillies training camp over the weekend. Would you expect...
KILLER RIDE, DUDE
Pitcher Roy Halladay apparently has an affinity for old cars as he rolled into Phillies camp this weekend with a pretty incredible ride.
via The Big Lead
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Back in January, there was a story floating around about Roy Halladay being part of a fishing expedition that helped tow a naked man’s boat. From there, the story got twisted and all of a sudden, Halladay was said to have been wrestling giant snakes in the Amazon.While a “Roy Halladay was wrestling giant snakes!” story would be the best thing since sliced bread, it unfortunately...
As the world of Major League Baseball begins with pitchers and catchers reporting for duty, Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay decided to report in style.
Check out Halladay's ride that he brought to Phillies camp:
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CLEARWATER, Fla. — Roy Halladay tossed a perfect game and a postseason no-hitter, all in the same year. He also won a Cy Young Award in each league, has been to eight All-Star games, and is one of the best pitchers in baseball history. Yet for all his accomplishments on ...
After his workout on Tuesday, Phillies ace Roy Halladay sat alone to discuss his thoughts on the upcoming season and his chase for a World Series championship.
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It seems like forever since Roy Halladay lingered in front of his locker after a gut-wrenching 1-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 of the 2011 National League Division Series. But Phillies pitchers and catchers officially report to camp Saturday at Bright House Field, which means a fresh start and a new season.
Their first official workout is Sunday.
With camps opening in Florida and Arizona, it's time for the by the numbers puff pieces in MLB. For Philly, that's all about Roy Halladay saving some dudes from an anaconda (um, yeesh)... and Jonathan Papelbon greeting the media and talking about the last time he took the mound, with the Red Sox's playoff lives on the line and a dome half-full of people who wanted to...
Starting pitchers are difficult to assess. They’re a deep pool of talent, but they can also have widely variable results. Injuries steal a few elite hurlers every season, much to their owners’ chagrins, and there are always a few breakouts who no one saw coming. My rankings took a number of things into consideration: strikeouts, walks, groundball rate, xFIP, innings pitched...
Ask and ye shall receive. In the wee hours of the morning we completed and published our first official 2012 ranking of fantasy baseball starting pitchers. Check them out by clicking the link below.
Top 75 SP rankings for 2012
To quickly summarize them…
The Phillies pitching staff dominates our list – Roy Halladay is no. 1 (deserved) and Cliff Lee is no. 2 (a bit of a stretch...