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DUNEDIN, Fla. -- After an offseason of changes, the Blue Jays turned their attention toward keeping one thing the same: having Roy Halladay at the top of their rotation.

In a press conference on Thursday at Knology Park, the Blue Jays announced that they had agreed to a three-year, $40 million contract extension with their prize pitcher through the 2010 season. Halladay, who had been signed through 2007, will make $10 million in 2008, $14.25 million in 2009 and $15.75 million in 2010.

"To me, he stands for the Toronto Blue Jays," Jays general manager J.P. Ricciardi said recently.

Halladay, 28, signed a four-year, $42 million contract in January 2004. The 2003 American League Cy Young Award winner is scheduled to make $12.7 million this year and $12.8 million in '07.

As part of his extension, Halladay will donate $100,000 to the Jays Care Foundation in each year of the new contract.

Last season, Halladay went 12-4 with a 2.41 ERA and led all AL pitchers with five complete games, even though he missed the entire second half with a broken left leg. He was scheduled to make his third All-Star appearance last season -- possibly as the AL's starting pitcher -- before a line drive fractured his tibia on July 8 at Texas.

In his 19 starts last year, Halladay struck out 108 batters and walked 18 across 141 2/3 innings.

Halladay, who has a 79-43 record in his career, is back at full strength this spring and is slated to be the Opening Day starter for Toronto for the fourth straight season.


Congrats to the Jays fans on the board. You guys have a pretty awesome few years coming up. Riccardi has done an amazing job getting rid of all the debt you guys were in.

I'll be rooting for you guys to topple the two Evil Empires.


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The topic title of this thread reminds me of the first "message board" (newsgroup) thread I ever started...

Topic Title: Clemons a Blue Jays

Hello Boston, and say hello to another losing season.

Roger Clemons Is Now a Toronto Blue Jay, which makes me once again proud

to say I am a Toronto Blue Jay fan. 

Our Pitching Staff contains 4 Cy Youngs:

Roger Clemons (3 times) and Pat Hengten

That sounds good just all by itself.  It took three years of rebuilding

but finally Gord Ash picked himself up a great team.

The Addition of:  Orlando Merced, Carlos Garcia, Dan Plesac (PIT),

Benito Santiago (PHI), and Roger Clemons (BOS) and the loss of who?


Just incase you Red Sox fans want to check out "The Rocket's" new team's

homepage just go to:


Just thought you might want to know.

Say goodbye to the World Series America, it's going north for 4 more



Christopher Creamer, 14

Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

I was young, foolish, and needed the money :D

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