Myers Headin' To Triple-A

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Phillies pitcher Brett Myers is 3-9 this season with a 5.84 ERA and has been optioned to Triple-A. The Phillies are sending him down to mostly work on his delivery, but it could lead to a trade if he fails to show improvement. "I can't say enough about Brett's willingness to accept this assignment," general manager Pat Gillick said. "He understood and is eager to get back on track again. He is struggling right now, but he is a quality major league pitcher who we are going to need in the second half of the season."

Myers' willingness to go down to Triple-A should motivate him to do well as well as some of the other minor league pitchers down there. Playing with a successful major league pitcher could jump start the team.


Anonymous 9:50 AM CDT  

Where's your source on the "...could lead to a trade..." remark?

Everything I have read and seen on the Philly sports channels mention nothing about a trade.

Are you just trying to stir up controversy?

Anonymous 8:46 AM CDT  

I don't think that's what he's tryin' to do. I saw it mentioned on ESPN yesterday, and heard it on Mike & Mike in the Morning too from Tim Kurkjian. Kurkjian has by far, better sources than Peter Gammons, and Gammons said about a possible trade of Myers on Baseball Tonight.