Halladay will miss a month due to his injury and was slated to start the game for the AL team, according to this article.
"Since they filmed the football scenes so tightly (quick edits, no wide shots), there's no way to tell where Sandler ranked on the Realistic Athlete Scale (with Reynolds being a 17-out-of-10 and Tim Robbins being a negative-5). My guess is that Sandler was shaky enough that they masked his "abilities" in post-production, a strategy that Bill Parcells should consider with Drew Bledsoe this season"....from Bill Simmons column reviewing the new and original versions of "The Longest Yard".
(edited by Big Bad on 10.7.05 1921) "You can look the other way once, and it's no big deal, except it makes it easier for you to compromise the next time, and pretty soon that's all your doing; compromising, because that's the way you think things are done. You know those guys I busted? You think they were the bad guys? Because they weren't, they weren't bad guys, they were just like you and me. Except they compromised... Once." -- Jack Bauer
It's more a move to get another veteran prescence in the pen along with Trevor. Also, Orosco has a history of getting the tough lefties in the NL West out. Plus, he's cheap. $800,000 is nothing when it comes too baseball.