Roy Hallday, Carlos Ruiz Become Free Agents
The Phillies will not make a qualifying offer to pitcher Roy Halladay and catcher Carlos Ruiz .
Halladay really struggled down the stretch after returning from shoulder surgery and was eventually shut down with a "dead arm." Ruiz batted .268 with five homers in just 92 contests this season but finished strong and is still regarded as a strong defensive backstop - the Phillies will make every attempt to re-sign Ruiz, but they want to do so at a rate less than $14.1 million.
They may have some competition for Ruiz.
According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, the Rockies will pursue Ruiz in free agency. However, a return to Philadelphia as the most likely scenario.
As for Halladay, he might have to settle for a one-year, incentive-laden deal this winter. The veteran righty underwent shoulder surgery in mid-May with a 2-4 record and 8.65 ERA, he went on the 60-day disabled list back on May 24 after surgery to remove a bone spur in his shoulder and repair his torn rotator cuff.
In 13 games, Halladay went 4-5 with a 6.82 ERA and a WHIP of 1.47.