Snakes Gould wrote:to answer the original question...no.
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said that J.A. Happ will remain in the rotation.
"Happ's not going anywhere. He's not going out of the rotation," Amaro said. "He deserves to stay in the rotation. He has pitched very well. He's one of our most effective starters." The Phillies have a logjam in their rotation, with Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels, Joe Blanton, Jamie Moyer and Happ currently holding down the fort and Pedro Martinez near a return to the major leagues. Happ has a 2.74 ERA through 26 games (14 starts) this season. Amaro mentioned that the team could go with a six-man rotation, although jettisoning Moyer (5.55 ERA through 21 starts) is probably the most prudent option. One problem: Moyer is owed $6.5 million next year. Aug. 6 - 1:18 pm et
it was pure speculation from everyone other than anyone that actually matters. neither amaro or manual have even speculated about moving happ from the rotation.
You're right about that. I'd say it's been nothing more than the zeitgeist of the Philly sports talk radio scene (which can be more powerful than one would like to believe).