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AL starter Halladay of Arvada on trade block

Troy E. Renck
The Denver Post

ST. LOUIS – The line began forming the moment he stepped off stage Monday. Toronto’s Roy Halladay, the most dominant pitcher in the American League, the man who will start tonight at Busch Stadium for the American League, waded into the mass of reporters who had one question: Where are you headed?

Halladay’s destination, if traded, could determine not only the playoff picture, but who wins the World Series.

Not bad for a kid who began playing T-ball in Arvada.

“There’s a point in your career where you know you need to take the chance and try it – to win,” Halladay said. “I have always hoped that would be Toronto. It could still be, but at this point, I am ready to take a chance at trying to win. That’s my priority.”

The Rockies are enjoying a resurgence and are in the thick of the wild-card race. They have never had a pitcher like the 32-year-old Halladay. Would he waive his no-trade clause to become a Rockie if Colorado reversed course and made a serious play for him?

After all, it worked for the Nuggets and Chauncey Billups.

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