Warning signs are in abundance for this guy. One DL journey already, and it's no secret that there's something still wrong with the shoulder. In fact, the Texas announcers were speculating tonight that some touch up work will be needed off season.
Halladay was not good (again) tonight. There was no snap on the breaker, and without that pitch working, he's ordinary. I'll cut him a bit of slack as he looked absolutely gassed...and that may have been the heat sapping his energy. But while admitting that may have been a factor, I think it goes beyond that. Halladay pitched more than 500 IP in 2002-03 and I suspect he may be damaged goods at this juncture. Bottom line is that he wasn't simply hit hard tonight...he was laboring throughout and this is not a positive indicator.
I'm sure this thread will generate the usual number of "buy low" replies, but I think he's a bad buy at almost any price right now.
(Just noticed there was another thread involving both Halladay and Vazquez. Sorry for the duplicate.)