When Scott Eyre first came to the Phillies I thought he'd simply be another reliever in the lineage of mediocrity of Phillies lore. My exact synopsis of the trade- "Eyre can be very good at times and very bad at others, but he's worth a shot." Corey even featured him in a Thirsty Thursday segment, comparing him to St. Ides Malt Liquor. Neither of us expected him to become a crucial member of the Phillies bullpen that would help lead them to back-to-back World Series appearances. During his 2 seasons in Philly he pitched outstandingly, posting a 1.62 ERA and 5-1 record with nearly a strikeout per inning pitched. In fact Scott has the lowest ERA for a Phillies pitcher with a minimum of 50 games...not too shabby. Eyre had elbow problems this past season that landed him on the DL and required offseason surgery. Rather than accept a minor league deal and fight for a roster spot, he felt it was time to put his focus on his family and step away from the game after 13 MLB seasons.
Today We Should Be GMs salutes Scott Eyre. Happy retirement and thanks for the memories pal.