That’s Halladay, not Holiday (season’s greetings).
Heard on the Mike and Mike show that apparently Roy Halladay is trying to force the issue. Says he’ll exercise his no-trade once S.T. starts.
Of course, being that Doc is a free agent after 2010, whoever he would go to would want to lock him into an extension.
…and here we go. Let the rumors begin (if they haven’t already…)
Update, 12-1, pm: As Joe P. points out in the comments, the Phils signed Brian Schneider to a contract to backup Carlos Ruiz. Schneider graduated from the same high school I attended. I’ve known his uncle Mike for quite some time. Brian, or “Hoops” as he’s known by, started his career with Montreal and moved with the franchise to Washington before being dealt to the Mets. A fine defensive catcher, Schneider is a .251 career hitter, OPS+ 82. Being in Philly means a lot of his family and friends will be able to see him—a homecoming if you will, since his hometown high school is about 60 miles from Philadelphia. Granted NY wasn’t that far away either. Schneider had a very tough 2009 with the Mets, hitting just .218, and I’ve heard some things about the Mets chemistry and clubhouse dysfunctionality through the grapevine that aren’t too flattering. In other words, spell that team M-E-S-S. The Phils might be glad they don’t have to face him anymore. “Hoops” drove in more runs against the Phils than any other opponent he has faced.