Found January 30, 2013 on Phillies Nation:
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How worried are you about Doc and his shoulder injury? (AP) Roy Halladay had a bad year in 2012. It’s just that simple. He dealt with decreased velocity, shoulder troubles, and never got on track. This is a huge year for Doc as he’s staring down the barrel of a $20 million team option for 2014. Whether he stays with the Phillies long-term could be contingent on what type of year he puts together – but mostly if he proves that shoulder is completely healthy. Are you worried? The Phillies Nation writers got together to talk about it… Question: On a scale of 1-10 (10 being most) what is your level of concern with Roy Halladay heading into 2013? —————– Corey Seidman: 8. Not because I’m so worried about him, but because of how important he is to the success of this team. If Halladay isn’t the Roy Halladay of 2010 or 2011, there is a very small chance this team finishes higher than 3rd in the NL East. Ryan Dinger: 3. Whenever a pitcher has shoulder issues, there is always reason to be con
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