Phillies had internal talks about signing ace Halladay to an extension before talks break down

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By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer

The Philadelphia Phillies have talked about signing ace pitcher Roy Halladay to a contract extension.

Roy Halladay

But the talks reportedly broke down after Halladay started to have shoulder problems. Halladay could be a free agent after the 2013 season.

He is due to make $20 million next season, with a 2014 option for an additional $20 million. His option will be guaranteed if he reaches 225 innings in 2013 or a total of 415 innings combined from the 2012 and 2013 seasons.

He also must not be on the disabled list at the end of the 2013 season.

Halladay wants an extension in the neighborhood of $24 million per season. That is what fellow ace pitcher Cliff Lee is being paid.

“I guess it’s still possible,” said Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. “But a lot has to do with how he feels and how he performs. So that’s a decision and a conversation that would probably have to go into the spring, and maybe into the season.”

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