That concern about time fading away means the Yankees can look at the Halladay situation a number of ways.
1) We need Halladay to ensure we capitalize on as many chances to win championships as we can.
Acquiring Halladay will mean the loss of at least young catcher Jesus Montero, one of Phil Hughes or Joba Chamberlain, and a few other prospects of lesser consequence. Would that be worth it? The Yankees are old, and keeping the young talent around is of paramount concern. The Yankees would need to be absolutely sure that Roy Halladay is the man they want.
If they want an awesome pitcher, he’s their guy. Since 2006, Halladay’s stats are unbelievable: 930 IP, 3.11 ERA, 6.6 K/9, 1.5 BB/9, 4.39 K/BB, 141 ERA+. (source: baseball-reference.com)
All while pitching in the AL East.
Halladay’s flat out terrific. You don’t need someone else to tell you that. But his age might actually be a concern. He’s 32 and will turn 33 on May 14th.…