schmidty wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Phillies management determine what Myers role will be, not Myers?
When you have a player of Myers calibur do you really want to piss them off by making them do something they don't want to do? Leiber isn't that calibur a player and look what he did in that situtation, he purposely tanked his performance in the bullpen to get back into the rotation. I think the Phillies will let Myers decide what he wants to do, I mean they did this year. While he was on the DL he kept saying he wanted to come back as a reliever and so despite have only 2 reliable SP the Phillies put him on track to come back as a RP. This was before Kendrick emerged as a decent option and no Eaton is not a reliable SP, his contract was just as bad as the Zito contract, just on a much smaller scale.
schmidty wrote:I remember him being vehemently opposed to the move to the bullpen earlier this year, though he did it, eventually seemed to get into it (and pitched well), and ended up getting hurt.
Then you remember incorrectly because he actually volunteered to do it. He went to Cholie and told him he would go to the bullpen if that's what Cholie wanted. What he was opposed to was being shifted back and forth between the rotation and the bullpen like a merry-go-round. At that time he wanted to either stay in the rotation or stay in the bullpen. He was never opposed to going to the bullpen. As for getting hurt, that happened because Cholie doesn't know the first thing about handling a pitching staff and overused Myers. While in the bulllpen Myers pitched in half the games the phillies played. Considering Myers was not used to that routine it's no wonder he got hurt. I blame that fully on Cholie being an idiot when it comes to handling pitchers.
schmidty wrote:At this point, I can't blame him for just wanting to know what his role will be and have it stay consistent.
Who's blaming him for that? I'm not. I didn't even bring it up.
schmidty wrote:Next year, who knows?
Um, that's the question that was asked. I answered it and gave my opinion. Why do you seem to have a problem with me giving an opinion? I don't care if you agree with it or not but why did your response take then tone that you have a problem with me giving it. Am I not allowed to give an opinion?