The Doc effect

If you've watched any sports network (except in Europe) over the past 3 weeks you have undoubtedly heard about the trade rumors regarding Roy "Doc" Halladay, the Toronto Blue Jays ace. It's normal for a big player or two to be traded at the trade dead line every year (July 31st, 4 pm), so this is nothing new to me, but this time, since we are in the same organization, my team would be directly influenced by what happens.

See, the Blue Jays are looking to trade Doc for a bevy of prospects from some clubs. They just turned down a trade offer from the Phillies which would have seen us getting 3 prospects and a big league starter. The 3 prospects are all at a double A level, so that means if Doc is traded, we get 3 new team mates.

We have been struggling in parts of our game, so a trade bringing us a few new bats and arms couldn't hurt.

I've come to learn more and more helping me realize how influential injuries, promotions, struggling players, guys getting released, and trades affect every single level in organizations. for instance, BJ Ryan got released a couple weeks ago, so a reliever moves up from every team in the organization to fill the void.

We have about 40 games left in our 142 game schedule, I am aiming to finish as strong as I started the season. Throwing strikes from my new submarine arm angle is the key, keeping everything in the zone and getting outs are my key.

Okay, I know I've said it a bunch, but I'm going to try and put up a blog at least every 4 days or so... stay tuned!


ansonas said...

nice to hear some news!

Iain said...

So, is there a sense of relief on the team that Halladay didn't get moved?

Rob van Mil said...

Hi Leon, how are you doing? You look to be pitching, That's nice to see (read) after that rough patch.
Will you be given the chance to pay in the World Championships next September? That would be really cool, seeing Loek, Tom and you pitch right at home (well maybe your second home.) I hope you can kick some ass towards the end of the season! Hope to see you in about 5 weeks!

Grtz Rob