If you were starting a team tomorrow, which player in MLB would you choose to build it around? Pujols? ARod? How about Doc Halladay?
That’s who some New York players would choose, according to a survey of the Mets and Yankees by the New York Daily News.
The fact is Pujols ran away it as 59 percent of players would choose him. You’d expect that since he plays everyday and is a run-producing machine. But, Halladay garnered a respectable 18 percent of the vote. Not bad for a pitcher who has a major impact once every five days.
The Yankees Nick Swicher told the NYDN, “I’d definitely go with a starting pitcher. Maybe a Roy Halladay type. If I was going to go with a young guy, I’d go with either Felix (Hernandez), David Price or Clay Buchholz.“
Phil Hughes and Francisco Rodriguez also both said they’d grab Doc. Hughes told the NYDN, “Roy Halladay. I’m a starting pitcher, so I have to go with one of my guys.“
Philly, I think for once there are some New Yorkers we’d agree with.