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8.12.2009

Poor Jamie Moyer

sad faceJamie Moyer is not happy with the Philadelphia Phillies, to say the least.

The old school hurler went off about team management Tuesday, claiming he felt "misled" and "disheartened" by their decision to move him to the bullpen. The demotion came in favor of another aging pitcher, Pedro Martinez, who will debut in red pinstripes later on tonight against the Chicago Cubs.

Moyer, a 46-year-old lefty who is normally classified as calm and collected, sat in the stands behind the Phils' dugout at Wrigley Field while talking to the media... which is just kind of strange. Said the 22-year veteran:
Ultimately, I’m a little disheartened because I know this past winter, when I was negotiating with the Phillies, this was a sore thumb, if you will, about this potentially happening. You can't promise anything in this game, but I really felt that Ruben kind of parlayed to me that this type of situation would not happen.
Sorry to burst your sad, sad bubble Jamie, but baseball is about winning. If you can't help your team do that over a quality start (you know, six good innings) then you belong in the bullpen if anywhere at all.

Moyer leads his team in wins and losses with a 10-9 record, while his 5.47 ERA is one of the gaudiest in the big leagues.

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6 comments:

Bassmaster said...

What a whiner!!! You're right, he's lucky to be on the pitching staff at all with an ERA like that, especially in a pennant race!