HALLADAY WANTS TO STAY A PHILLIE

By on February 13, 2013

 

Roy Halladay,press conference today (Eddie Michels Photo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLEARWATER, FLA.—Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Roy Halladay wants to stay and finish his career as a Phillie.

Halladay met with the media Wednesday morning February 13, 2013 as the team’s pitchers and catchers ended their first day of workouts.

“If I have my druthers I will be here till I am done,” said Halladay, “It’s the best place I have played.”

Halladay did admit, “I have only played in Toronto but I have seen a lot of places.”

The 35-year old was Toronto’s first pick in the 1995 draft.

Signed through the 2013 season with a vesting for 2014 Halladay has an overall record of 199-100 with a 3.31 era. He also has two CY Young awards, one with Toronto and one with Philadelphia, eight All Star appearances and a post season no hitter to his credit.

Halladay was asked about his fishing buddy Chris Carpenter and his problems that might end his career.

“He (Carpenter) thought he was done after the surgery he had when he was with Toronto,” said Halladay, “The five years he had there (St. Louis) was a blessing.”

As to his back problems that landed him on the DL in 2013 said he used, “The Walkins method.  It’s all back generated, more rotation.”

As to his 2013 season with the Phillies, Halladay said, “I’m playing to win a world series, there is no other reason.  If it takes me throwing 320 innings then I am here.”

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