Saturday, August 15, 2009

Bullpen could take on different look; Fightin Phillies magazine still available!!!!

The Phillies have a potential postseason bullpen filled with veteran starters. Jamie Moyer is already in the bullpen and could help the team in short work situations.

Pedro Martinez is not likely to make the four-man playoff rotation and may be able to dial up his 93mph fastball and add a bit of extra velocity for an inning or two; and Pedro's experience on the mound in postseason situations could prove valuable to the club.

Brett Myers is making a rehab, one inning start this afternoon for Class-A. He could return to the major league roster next month, and his experience out of the 'pen in the past could aid the team down the stretch and into the playoffs. There aren't many players on the roster who have proven themselves as capable closers, but Myers has.

It could be interesting to see that unconventional and unexpected group of guys in the bullpen, but the luxury of having too many starters could certainly benefit the club deep into October.

Be sure to pick up your copy of Fightin Phillies magazine!! It's a bargain and is written by myself and Rich Baxter of Fightin Phillies. There are excellent photographs taken by Rich and other bloggers and good feature stories that you can't find anywhere else!!

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