Breaking Down Roy Halladay's Hall of Fame Case

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Breaking Down Roy Halladay's Hall of Fame Case
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Major League Baseball's winter meetings are a time for rumors, free-agent contracts, trades, Hall of Fame announcements and groundbreaking baseball news. 

On Monday morning, the sport was treated to a major announcement about a pitcher who was once a big deal at the winter-meetings bonanza. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, free-agent starter Roy Halladay is retiring after 16 big-league seasons. 

The longtime Blue Jays and Phillies starter exits the game after enduring two difficult seasons of shoulder injuries to his throwing arm. After transforming into one of the most durable and dominant starters for a decade, Halladay looked like a shell of his former self over the last two summers.

Halladay will make his first appearance on the Hall of Fame ballot in five years, creating an interesting discussion in the baseball world. 

Let's get the ball rolling by breaking down the future Cooperstown candidacy of the former right-handed pitching star. 

*All statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference unless otherwise noted.

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