Originally posted by quackquack
Roy Halladay is an excellent pitcher and could pitch for anyone but
(1) he probably still is not now and certainly has not been Johan Santana for his career
(2) I imagine he will add to his totals, but 140 career wins with a 3.48 ERA is not even close to enough to get into the Hall of fame.
Doc and Santana are easily 1-2.
Let's look at some key criteria and compare:
: Tie. Both fastballs can hit mid-90s
: Santana's change-up, slider, fastball combo is devastating and Halladay's four-pitch combination (2-seam fast, cutter, curve, change-up) is equally as impressive although Doc's change-up is nowhere near as good as Santana's
: Halladay is the best GB pitcher in the Majors
: Doc again by a mile.
: I'd give this to Johan. As successful as Halladay is, he has the propensity to give up the big inning. Part of Halladay's success is not letting the big innings get him down.
: Tie. Both are respectable family men active in their communities.
: Can't speak for Johan, but Roy is the leader of the Jay's clubhouse and has been for a long time.