Doc Halladay Trade Review - So Far

I’ll be updating this as the year goes on in order to get a better feel for what the Jays and Alex Anthopolous got in return for the best pitcher in Jays history. Here are the performances of every player involved in those deals (discounting Michael Taylor):

Philadelphia’s Returns

Roy Halladay – 2 GS, 16 IP, 1 CG, 13 hits allowed, 17 Ks, 2 walks, 0.56 ERA and 0.938 whip

Toronto’s Returns

1B Brett Wallace, in AAA – 28 ABs, 9 hits, 1 double, 3 HRs, a .321 average, .424 OBP, 1.103 OPS

SP Kyle Drabek, in AA – 2 GS, 10.2 IP, 11 hits allowed, 10 Ks, 4 walks, a 5.06 ERA and 1.41 whip

C Travis d’Arnaud, in HiA – 30 AB, 12 hits, 2 doubles, 2 HRs, a .400 average, .406 OBP, 1.073 OPS

So far so good for the 2 hitters the Jays got in return. If Kyle can get to at least a #2 level performance in MLB, this trade will actually make the Jays a whole lot better in a short period of time. Travis is obviously playing at the wrong level and should be in AA before long, while Brett is just waiting for May or June before bringing his potent bat to Toronto. I can’t wait to see him in there in the place of Lyle Overbay, who should be dealt or released by then.

Next update of this trade will be at the end of the month!

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  • April Whitzman

    Interesting perspective. When the trade was first completed, Jays fans were wondering: this for THAT. What they didn’t realize was that Doc wanted out and eventually he would have left anyways. Lets also think of it this way… what did we get for Mr. BOOOOOO.. erhm, I mean Rios… Exactly.. nothing.

    For this reason, seeing these players step up in the affiliates is promising, very promising actually.

    What we have to realzie is that no one can quiet replace Halladay. What has been surprising is the players that have stepped up. We are first in the AL right now.. First!

    I think we need to play either Boston or the Red Sox to see where we actually stand, but this is definitely a great start.

    As I was saying, Marcum, Eveland, and Romero have definitely stepped up their game and helping us forget about the gentleman, who you claim has a 0.56 ERA.

    There are a few changes I would make if I was AA/Cito. A) Tonight, please sit Overbay, every player has an off game, but last night was pretty bad, please, Sit him. Ruiz – grab a bat!

    B) Do not sit Snider – his defence is really good. After Spring Training I had my doubts, but he’s proven himself.

    Anyways, sorry for the rant. All I can say now is go Jays go!

    - @Alleycat17