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Old 12-09-2013, 11:30 AM
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As per the Chicago Tribune:

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Old 12-09-2013, 11:47 AM
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Man, he was one of the best pitchers in baseball just two seasons ago, but I can't blame the guy for not wanting to deal with all the rehab and work to try and get back to the top.
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:13 PM
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Congrats on a great career, Doc. You sure set a high standard for pitchers in the years to come.
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a great pitcher.........its time
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I'll always remember driving home after going to Loaiza's 19th win in 2003 and hearing on the radio that Halladay had thrown a 10-inning 1-0 shutout against Detroit for his 19th win that same afternoon. You pretty much knew then that he had the Cy Young award no matter how Loaiza finished up.

Anyone think there's a chance he takes a year or so off and then starts itching for a comeback like some others have done recently? His arm seems to be in rough shape after the problems he's had the last two seasons. Maybe what it needs isn't constant rehab but just a year or two of rest and recovery.
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Baseball Tonight ‏@BBTN 5h

Roy Halladay announces his 1-Day contract with the Toronto so he can retire as a Blue Jay. #WinterMeetings pic.twitter.com/ZArN5lZWeF
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:00 PM
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Tip of the hat to him.

He has to be a HOFer. He put up all those numbers in hardly ten years, and he was hands down the best pitcher in baseball for at least five of them.
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Anyone think there's a chance he takes a year or so off and then starts itching for a comeback like some others have done recently? His arm seems to be in rough shape after the problems he's had the last two seasons. Maybe what it needs isn't constant rehab but just a year or two of rest and recovery.
He's had shoulder problems, which is much more devastating to a pitcher
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Old 12-10-2013, 07:31 PM
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He's had shoulder problems, which is much more devastating to a pitcher
Yes they are. And that's why I said maybe he'd try a comeback after a few years away to let the arm just flat out rest and heal.

Kind of like what this guy is doing:

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/10...g-return-mound
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Yes they are. And that's why I said maybe he'd try a comeback after a few years away to let the arm just flat out rest and heal.

Kind of like what this guy is doing:

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/10...g-return-mound
I had no idea about that Mulder story. Thanks for sharing! I wish that guy the best of luck and hope he makes it back. Would make for a great comeback story.
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