Halladay Doesn't Fly Away: Why Keeping Halladay Was Best Move For Jays

Jack DunleavyCorrespondent IAugust 4, 2009

ST. LOUIS, MO - JULY 14: American League All-Star Roy Halladay of the Toronto Blue Jays pitches during the 2009 MLB All-Star Game at Busch Stadium on July 14, 2009 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)

I know I'm a little late, but I didn't get a chance to voice my opinion.

Roy Halladay staying put in Toronto had people buzzing saying "Oh, he should have gone to..." or "Bad move for the Jays. He should have got out of here". Now I'm no crazy Jays fan, but I do like the Jays. My cousin's on the team (Sean Ochinko, Minor League Prospect). Anyway, I really think that keeping Roy was a good move for the Jays, and this is why...

I think keeping Roy was a good move because he is, arguably, the best pitcher in the game. Even being in one of the toughest divisions in the AL, he still dominates in all of his games, even if he loses. Like I said, he is in one of the toughest divisions in the AL, or even in MLB, for a pitcher. You have the New York Yankees, the Bronx Bombers, and they're not called the Bronx Bombers for nothing. They have A-Rod, Robinson Cano, Derek Jeter, Hideki Matsui,... Exactly! Then there is the Boston Red Sox. Their team has been crushing balls since the beginning of the season with big hitters like Big Papi, Jason Bay, Kevin Youkilis,... Exactly! Next is the Tampa Bay Rays. They have some hot hitters on their team that can smash a ball like B.J. Upton, Evan Longoria, Ben Zobrist... Exactly! Deja Vu, huh. Oh, can't forget those O's. You never know when they can get on a hot streak.

With all those teams I named, that isn't even a quarter of the teams and hot hitters the Jays face every season. By facing all those big names, they could crush the Jays, but not when Roy's on the mound. He can face every big name in the game, look them down, and strike them out. He is a great pitcher and every teams needs that to help them when they're in trouble.

That is why I'm glad that this Blue Jay didn't leave the nest and I hope they sign a new deal next year to keep him in that nest for a long time. Thanks for reading! Please feel free to comment.