This weeks Phillie of the week is Roy Halladay. Halladay cost the Phillies three of the their top four prospects in Kyle Drabek, Michael Taylor, and Travis D’arnaud. But not only did we get Halladay, but he agreed to sign to a short term extension, keeping him with the Phillies atleast until 2013.
Halladay is arguably the best pitcher in baseball. The Phillies are hoping that Halladay performs so well that he makes Phillies fans think “Cliff Who?” In his first spring outing Halladay through a modest 24 pitches over 3 innings. Only 3 of those 24 pitches were out of the strike zone.
We all knew that Halladay was going to be the Opening Day starter in DC on April 5th. Being only a couple of days away, my expectations are high. Almost as high as the excitement is in this town. Baseball is back and the boys of summer are too. The quest begins Monday afternoon. The quest for the four peat in the division. The quest for the three peat for the pennant. The quest to regain what was lost last fall, the World Series trophy and Roy Halladay will be one of the main reasons why we get there.