When Brett Myers Bounces Back, Who’ll Be Bumped from the Bullpen?

July 21, 2009 by  
Filed under Fan News

The entire Phillies pitching staff seems to be doing well right now. What would happen if Brett Myers were to return?

Myers, on the disabled list since May 28, says that he is ahead of schedule with his rehab and there is a belief that he could return to the team in some capacity by mid-August. Myers has stated that he will not have enough time to get prepared enough to throw 100 pitches, so a stint in the bullpen seems most likely for the former closer.

“There’s no time for me to get up to 100 pitches,” he said. “I’m not going to help the team if I go four innings. That’s not going to help anybody.”
—Brett Myers via Phillies.com

Adding Myers to the bullpen would be an interesting move. Which reliever would get bumped out of the mix? Clay Condrey? Looking at the group today, it would seem Condrey would be the first man out.

Figure the team will have five starters when Myers comes back and that rotation could include some new names such as Roy Halladay and/or Pedro Martinez.

Whatever happens with the pitching, it seems like it will be a good problem to have; too many arms are always a better problem to have than not enough.

Article Source: Bleacher Report - Philadelphia Phillies

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