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The only way the Phillies can reamin close is if the Mets and Braves suck too. The Phillies are at best a .500 team. Look at the teams run differential. The Phillies have about half a starting rotation and Hamels has been to inconsistant and homer prone to be counted on as an ace this season. The only reason the phillies might not be sellers at the deadline is because they don't really have much of value to sell. Even if Myers comes back he won't get enough save ops to be anything other then a bottom 10 closer.ceLpH wrote:blah
I think if the Phillies can remain somewhat close he'll be back soon... they may shut him down if they cant stay in the race though
no way he works back into the rotation though since hes not going to be able to throw 80+ pitches obviously, which is good for me cause I need him at closer
That's a strange post since no one has been saying the Phillies were going to put Myers back in the rotation. At least no one's been saying that recently (in the last week). I've said they should have taken the time to do it, but I know they won't. However, Myers in the bullpen is sort of pointless at this point because they really don't need him and Gordon there. The SP just isn't good enough to generate a lot of save ops. 6-Finger has what? 6 saves in a month and a half since Myers went down. That's only about 11-13 more over the rest of the season if the phillies keep that pace.sportscenter8831 wrote:The fact that Garcia's career might be over is irrelevant. He and Jon Lieber are free agents at the end of the year and will not be resigned. The Phillies will not put Myers back in the rotation because he'd have to go back and do more rehab to build his arm back for being a starter. Philly really needs the bullpen help and hopes that Gordon and Myers can solve that.
I'm guessing you don't really know anything about the Phillies minor league system. I'm not and expert but I do know the Phillies have one of the worst minor league systems in baseball. Even if they wanted to trade for someone like Lidge, Gagne, Buehrle, etc, they don't have anyone in the minors that could get you someone like that this year. Thier only decent trading chip only recently got promoted to AA.sportscenter8831 wrote:Thats mainly why they havent given up their best prospects for Lidge or Gagne.
Kendrick has not filled in "well," but he has been suprisingly adequate. He's had 5 starts, 4 of which were quality starts, but 3 of those barely met the criteria for a quality start. He's good enough for now but I doubt his luck will last considering his WHIP sucks. Again, no one has been saying Myers would come back in the rotation (not recently anyway), but that doesn't mean that isn't what they should be be working toward. I've also been saying he never should have been moved to the bullpen in the first place because that's how Charlie, the town idiot, got him hurt in the first place.sportscenter8831 wrote:Kyle Kendrick has filled in well for Garcia and they are still searching for a #5 starter, but i'm almost positive it won't be Myers.
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