Friday, August 08, 2008

Phillies moves starting to irritate - What's 'Happ'ening?

JA Happ looked really good in the few times we've seen him in a Phillies pitching role this season. The trade deadline comes and goes.... They bring Happ back up to the bigs which is a good move, then they acquire Scott Eyre and ship Happ back down?

These types of moves are starting to pile up on the Phillies this season. Bad moves, that is. What do you have to do to stay on the Phillies as a minor leaguer? Even Ryan Howard and Chase Utley were kept in their minors spots for a long time before the Phillies brought them up and gave them the chance to play a couple years ago.

You bring in Eyre who has been terrible for the Cubs, "flat out terrible" and you move an upcoming ballplayer like Happ around like a yo-yo to accommodate the pickup of Eyre.

Scott Eyre comments from in the beginning of the season when with the Cubs:

Cubs activated LHP Scott Eyre from the 15-day disabled list
Eyre has been out all season after experiencing elbow soreness during spring training. His only value will be in leagues that value holds.

Scott Eyre-R- Phillies May. 9 - 9:11 am et

Scott Eyre (elbow) is expected to come off the disabled list on Saturday.
Eyre is currently sporting a 6.75 ERA in 6 2/3 innings in the minors, but three of his last four innings have been scoreless. The Cubs will send down a pitcher to make room for him.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times

Scott Eyre-R- Phillies May. 6 - 9:20 am et

Scott Eyre (elbow) is expected to return from the disabled list on Friday, although it could happen as soon as Wednesday.
Eyre's last three innings in Double-A have been scoreless. Sean Marshall could stick in the bullpen once Eyre comes back, leaving the Cubs with thirteen pitchers.
Source: Arlington Daily Herald
Related: Sean Marshall

Scott Eyre-R- Phillies May. 1 - 3:47 am et

Scott Eyre (elbow) threw a scoreless inning Wednesday in his first appearance for Double-A Tennessee.
Eyre gave up four runs in 2 2/3 innings for Single-A Daytona. He should rejoin the Cubs' pen next week.

Scott Eyre-R- Phillies Apr. 24 - 3:46 am et

Scott Eyre (elbow) threw a scoreless innings Wednesday in his first appearance for Single-A Daytona.
Eyre could rejoin the Cubs next week, but with Sean Marshall performing well in relief, there won't be any need to rush the veteran.

Scott Eyre-R- Phillies Apr. 16 - 10:34 am et

Scott Eyre is scheduled to throw a simulated game on Wednesday.
If that goes well, he could be assigned to start a minor league rehab assignment by the end of the week.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times

Scott Eyre-R- Phillies Apr. 14 - 9:33 am et

Scott Eyre (elbow) threw a side session on Saturday in Arizona, and is expected to throw another today.
Eyre has been sidelined for just over three weeks with a bone spur in his throwing elbow. There's still not a timetable for his return.
Source: Arlington Daily Herald

Scott Eyre-R- Phillies Apr. 8 - 9:39 am et

Scott Eyre will resume playing catch today after being shut down for a week due to discomfort in his elbow.
Eyre underwent an MRI last week to confirm that there wasn't a stress fracture in the elbow, and the original diagnosis of a bone spur was confirmed. He's unlikely to be back until early May, and with Carmen Pignatiello struggling in his place, the Cubs could once again look to Sean Marshall.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Related: Sean Marshall, Carmen Pignatiello

Scott Eyre-R- Phillies Apr. 4 - 9:49 am et

The Arlington Daily Herald reports that Scott Eyre (bone spur) will be out for at least two-to-three more weeks.
Eyre hasn't started throwing off a mound since feeling pain in his elbow almost two weeks ago.
Source: Arlington Daily Herald

Scott Eyre-R- Phillies Mar. 27 - 2:00 pm et

Cubs placed LHP Scott Eyre on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 23, with a sore left elbow.
Either Sean Marshall or Carmen Pignatiello will claim the bullpen spot vacated by Eyre.
Related: Sean Marshall, Carmen Pignatiello

You can't get more injured than Eyre has been in the beginning of the year and lasting right up through May, is this guy still able to pitch? It's looking like Gillick likes anyone who is about to fall apart, like Freddie Garcia, and Adam Eaton. I don't like these kinds of moves!

Rich Baxter - Fightin Phillies Blog

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