A pair of scouting sources for FoxSports’ Ken Rosenthal have “expressed concern Wednesday about (Roy Halladay’s) lack of velocity and sharpness in Grapefruit League play.”
Beerleaguer: The paranoia, and fear of the “big” injury, is getting out of hand (says the spokesperson for Beerleaguer: epicenter of Phillies fear). Remember when spring training was just spring training and it was okay for guys like Roy Halladay to throw dogsh*t fastballs to minor league opponents in exhibition play? Or when Chase Utley saved his legs for games that counted in the standings? Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. downplayed concerns over Doc’s velocity, but reportedly offered that “Halladay does not look like the same pitcher as he has in previous springs.” Read the full story here.
Expect this issue to bubble up between now and Halladay’s next tune up. Anytime you question the immortality of the Big Three, particularly the ace of aces, panic will ensue.