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The Phillies “batted around” the idea of a Roy Halladay extension, but dropped it

Nov 22, 2012, 10:30 AM EST

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Roy Halladay‘s shoulder issues this past season scuttled what could have been a lucrative contract extension to keep him in red pinstripes beyond 2013. Jayson Stark reports:

“I guess it’s still possible,” said Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. “But a lot has to do with how he feels and how he performs. So that’s a decision and a conversation that would probably have to go into the spring, and maybe into the season.”

The conversations they did have were about getting him to an annual salary in Cliff Lee territory — around $24 million. As of now he’ll pitch for $20 million in 2013 with the team holding a $20 million option for 2014.  At this point however the Phillies are probably well-advised to wait and see what Doc’s health looks like over the next season before committing any further.

  1. proudlycanadian - Nov 22, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Get well soon Doc!

  2. skerney - Nov 22, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    The Phillies never bat around.
    Happy Thanksgiving Halladays Bicepts, wherever you are.

  3. phillyphever - Nov 22, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Honestly, I wouldn’t do it. He looks done. All those innings have finally caught up to him.

    • dcfan4life - Nov 22, 2012 at 12:11 PM

      $24 million per year sure could help the Phillies fix some of the key holes they have. And they could use a better bench and farm system. They could not overcome key injuries last year. I hope they dont listen to me though and keep the NL East the Nationals division to lose.

  4. crisisjunky - Nov 22, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    Phitin’ Turducken:
    A Halladay stuffed in an Utley stuffed in a Howard.
    Just a light glaze and back the oven this morning for about 45 minutes,
    as all three are pretty much done.

  5. pisano - Nov 22, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    He’s got a lot of innings on that arm, and he’s no kid anymore, I’d be hesitant on an extension.

  6. giantssb42champs - Nov 22, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    Phils = late 80s Mets. One title and a lot of unfulfilled promise for the ridiculous talent.

  7. chaseutley - Nov 22, 2012 at 4:52 PM

    This is little more than a message…..
    – To Doc: “We’d like to keep you around. Show us why we should.”
    – To Phillies Fans: “We will continue to keep the team competitive. Please keep buying tickets and jerseys.”

    Doc will be around for a while, but no team would be in a rush to extend a well-paid veteran who was essentially locked up for the next two years.

  8. westcoastjay - Nov 23, 2012 at 12:58 AM

    Only $20 million. I guess Roy will have to tough it out this year. Good thing he’s a character guy

  9. 13arod - Nov 23, 2012 at 8:14 AM

    he throws the sinker too much and thats why he has shoulder pain because when you throw a sinker you have to trow it S fast as you can down

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