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Ruben on Halladay: ‘I’d like to think it’s not the last we’ll see of Doc.’

Sep 25, 2013, 7:43 PM EDT

Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay  heads to the dugout after pitching the sixth inning against the Marlins, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, in Philadelphia.  The Phillies won 6-4. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola) Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay heads to the dugout after pitching the sixth inning against the Marlins, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, in Philadelphia. The Phillies won 6-4. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

When Roy Halladay was pulled from Monday’s game after throwing just 16 pitches and allowing two bases on balls, many people thought they’d just witnessed Doc’s final outing as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies and perhaps of the former Cy Young winner’s career.

But Ruben Amaro Jr. isn’t putting it so harshly. In fact, the Phils’ GM could see a path for Halladay to make it back onto the club next year.

Phillies scribe for the Daily News, Ryan Lawrence, spoke with Ruben about Halladay and wrote about it this evening:

“I try not to think in absolutes with him. If we think he’s going to be a viable possibility for us, we’d like to try to bring him back. I’d like to think it’s not the last we’ll see of Doc.”

As Lawrence goes to point out, we obviously have no idea what kind of pitcher Halladay will be come spring training 2014, so it’s mad early to speculate too much.

That said, Ruben seems to be giving Halladay a legend’s courtesy here whereas he won’t even come out and say Cody Asche and Darrin Ruf will be important for this team next season. Watch that below.

  1. Chris - Sep 25, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    I’d like to think it’s the last we’ll see of Ruben but I don’t think we could be that lucky

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  2. BenE. - Sep 25, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    LOL, who exactly does Ruben plan to replace Ruf and Ashe with? They’re about as good as locks to be in the starting lineup on Opening Day unless Ruben can find another fading veteran to throw Fort Knox at.

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  3. r0tcod - Sep 26, 2013 at 8:15 AM

    I’m not a Ruben hater, but quotes from him are like quotes from a politician.

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    • willh888 - Sep 26, 2013 at 10:47 AM

      What like wasteful on spending and just good enough at your job to keep it longer than you should?

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