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Roy Halladay and Another Cy Young Season

ST LOUIS, MO - JULY 14: American League All-Star Roy Halladay #32 of the Toronto Blue Jays pitches during the 2009 MLB All-Star Game against the National League at Busch Stadium on July 14, 2009 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Morry Gash-Pool/Getty Images)
Peter BojarinovAnalyst ISeptember 20, 2009

Yet another Cy Young caliber season posted by Roy Halladay; the ace of the Toronto Blue Jays.

How many seasons is The Doc going to have that are capable such dominance, so far almost each and every year. Though he only has one Cy Young Award to show for it.

Has Halladay played even close to his potential this season? probably not.

Roy was injured for over two weeks in early June, then Roy struggled through mid June to mid August.

It was obvious the many rumours, offers, and potential opportunities of Roy going to another franchise took it's toll.

Even though Halladay being the professional he is, would tell you that is far from the truth.

Halladay has been fighting many outings since June with no offensive support to speak of.

Wells and Rios's offense disappeared this season, as well as there were no closers to speak of in the Jays bullpen.

The team witnessed the possible the end of BJ Ryan, and countless missed opportunities to be a closer from Jeremy Accardo, Jason Frasor, and the oft injured Scott Downs.

This years Cy Young nominees don't look that outstanding either, it's been a tough year as an AL pitcher and the new Yankee stadium hasn't helped much either.

Doc stats show that though it's been a tough year with many distractions, he has still proven himself to be the best up and down pitcher there is.

Roy Halladay is 3rd in the AL with a 3.01 ERA, has two shutouts, leads the league with the lowest amount of walks in the top 20, seven complete games, walks per nine innings, strikes to balls ratio, and lowest amount of pitches per inning. Sometimes total wins doesn't tell you the whole story; just ask Zack Greinke (another deserving Cy Young candidate).

P.S. Dont blame Halladay that JP Riccardi didn't trade him to a contender. Where he would have had offensive support.



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