Earlier this winter, Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors predicted the Mets would sign Halladay, Curtis Granderson, Stephen Drew and Bronson Arroyo to free-agent contracts this winter.
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
Halladay had a rough 2013, but most alarming was the weakness of his fastball, which dipped to the high 80s. This, plus being 36, plus the extra walks and home runs, and the history of shoulder issues, probably limited interest in him from teams for 2014. He just didn’t have it, and looked like a totally different pitcher than he had been during his prime. He’s three more than 1,400 innings during the six years prior to 2011, so he’s got a lot of mileage. It’s time. There is no shame in hanging it up, given the career he’s had.