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Just what the doctor ordered

BY TOM SCHALATA

If there was any doubt that Phillies' Ace, Roy Halladay, would win the Cy Young Award this year, those doubts were erased when the award was officially announced.

Doc Halladay delivered on all the expectations when he was acquired in the off-season, except a second World Series trophy in three years, and a third straight appearance in the Fall Classic.

The 21-game winner led the league in wins, innings pitched, complete games, strikeout-to-walk ratio and shutouts, and was ranked second in WHIP and strikeouts and finished third in ERA.

Add to his resume a perfect game back in May, and a no-hitter against the Reds in the playoffs. He already won the Cy Young Award in the American League.

In other Phillies' news, Jose Contreras was resigned to a two-year deal, and former Phillie, and long-time Chicago Cub, Ryne Sandberg was named the club's Triple A Manager.

Sandberg left the Cubs organization after he was passed up to replace Lou Pinella as the Cub's skipper for 2011.

The Winter meeting are set to begin in Buena Vista, Fla., and it may be an active session this year.

Still no word on Jayson Werth. My money's on the Boston Red Sox. Any place but New York....please!

With Pat "the Bat" Burrell whiffing so-much in playoffs for the World Champion SF Giants, I doubt if he'll return to the red pinstripes.

3 comments:

  1. Yep he did his job for sure and then some. Nope Burrell isn't coming back. We still should be a very good team, how are we going to pull off the move that puts us over when a Cy Young winner didn't do that?

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  2. You can say what you want, but Burrell has TWO World Series rings.

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  3. No you can't argue with that but sometimes players decline, and then eventually they retire because of it. He might come back but it will be as a coach someday.

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