Definitely don’t call it a comeback. It turns out Roy Halladay’s brief return last September was really a farewell tour.
Two-time Cy Young Award winner and free-agent pitcher Roy Halladay will announce his retirement Monday in a news conference with the Toronto Blue Jays, having signed a one-day deal with his former team, sources confirmed to ESPN The Magazine’s Buster Olney.
Also, this, from Jayson Stark.
Told by one source that Halladay knew he had to retire because “his body is shot.” Apparently more than just his shoulder was troubling him
— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) December 9, 2013
Anyways, the Jays?! But but but…yeah, this actually makes perfect sense. The Phillies were never able to deliver the World Series Halladay wanted so badly, so why not go home to the place that raised you.