New York Mets

Why The New York Mets Need Roy Halladay.

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 6:  Roy Halladay #32 of the Toronto Blue Jays throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium May 6, 2009 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Joe ViolaCorrespondent IJuly 21, 2009

Halladay is having another amazing season with the Blue Jays, collecting a league leading 11 wins with only three losses with a 2.73 ERA. But Halladay's most impressive statistic is his 113 strike outs compared to 17 walks, which is a league leading 6.65 SO/BB.

Now the Blue Jays want to trade their best pitcher and the New York Mets need him. The Mets' rotation is in shambles, everyone besides Johan Santana either has been injured or isn't pitching up to their expectations.

John Maine hasn't pitched since early June because of injuries and now his replacement Fernando Nieve has been put on the DL.

Oliver Perez missed most of May and all of June while he was on the DL and when he pitched before being put on the DL he was very ineffective.

Tim Redding missed all of April and has pitched extremely poorly. Now his in the bullpen but will likely take over for Nieve until Maine comes back.

Livan Hernandez and Mike Pelfrey were very solid earlier in the season but lately they both have been slipping.

The Mets have a problem that only Halladay can solve.

Yes, Halladay would only be around for the rest of 2009 and 2010 but that would mean he wouldn't be with the Phillies. The Mets are holding onto the possibility of a 2009 Playoff berth, but they're grasp is slipping. Halladay could give them that little push they need.

But the main reason why the Mets should get Halladay is for 2010. Imagine a Santana and Halladay one-two punch, that would be one of the best in history.

Halladay coming to New York gives the Mets that one last push for a 2009 Playoff appearance and a good start for 2010 but the most important thing Halladay coming to the Mets is that he wont be going to the Phillies.

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