Aug 25, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay (34) delivers to the plate during the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Halladay Confident He Will Be Effective


Every Philadelphia Phillies fan is hoping that Roy Halladay will stay healthy and have a bounce back 2013 season. Not only does Doc hope for a great season as well, but he is confident he will. 

Doc is one of the most important pieces in this starting rotation, so the Phils need him to have a bounce back year. Remember, this is the guy who put up a 21-win season in 2010, and a 19-win season in 2011. 

After the first Spring Training workout today for pitchers and catchers, Doc stated, “I feel as good now as I have in any other spring training. I feel like the things we’ve done this winter have made a big difference. There is no such thing as a crystal ball, but I’m confident that if I can maintain the way I feel right now that I’m going to be effective. I’m playing to win a World Series. That’s why I’m playing baseball and for no other reason. However we get to that goal, that’s the bottom line. If it takes 320 innings and I can throw it, I’ll do it. That’s the reason I’m here. And that’s it. I’m not worried about next year and two years and three years from now. I’m trying to win a World Series.”

Halladay had a rough season last year, having an ERA of 4.49 and was 11-8. 

But this season is different. This is a brand new year and he is ready to make the most of it. We all know how good Halladay is, and now that he is 35, time is running out.

This is his year to shine. 

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