Halladay in 2014
Roy Halladay is under contract through next year. He has a vesting option for the 2014 season. According to baseball-reference.com, in order for Halladay to get that option he has to pitch a combined 415 innings pitched in 2012 and 2013 with at least 225 of those innings in 2013. Right now, Halladay has 89 innings pitched. Let’s assume he has nine more starts and lasts an average of six inning per. That will make 143 innings this year. That means, as far as I can tell, he will have to pitch 272 innings next year to get that option. He’s never pitched past 266. So, unless he can pitch more than six innings per start on average the rest of the year and then have a great year next year, he won’t get that 20 million option for 2014. I could be reading it wrong, but that seems to be the case. Of course, the Phillies, or another team, could sign him again. But if the Phillies have another bad year, I can’t see him staying.