Scott Eyre Retires

Scott Eyre tells's Todd Zolecki that he's retiring after 13 seasons in the majors. The Phillies had offered the lefty a minor league deal, but Eyre, who only wanted to pitch for the Phils, chose retirement instead. Eyre originally asked for $2MM – the same amount he made in 2009 – but now says he'd prefer to spend time with his family.

"I think even if [Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr.] would have offered me a better contract I still don't think I would have taken it," Eyre told Zolecki.

Eyre pitched for the White Sox, Blue Jays, Giants and Cubs before joining the Phillies midway through 2008. He won the World Series with the Phillies just months after joining them and went on to have a strong 2009 season. Eyre allowed 22 hits and 16 walks in 30 innings, striking out 22 for an ERA of 1.50.

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  1. Ouch. There goes one piece of the Phillies bullpen.

    He had a good run, though. All the best, Eyre.

  2. Ferrariman 6 years ago

    well their’s another hole in the phillie’s bullpen..sigh.

    • jrollpatrol08 6 years ago

      pretty sure the phils considered it a hole already…he declined the minor league contract a while ago so they had to have been moving forward with their bullpen plans…i think bastardo/escalona will be the low-cost, trial-n-error lefties out of the bullpen. financially i dont see them getting another lefty FA reliever, especially in light of the baez deal.

      i do wish eyre the best in his retirement, though. his time here was short, and although he didnt have overpowering stuff, he seemed to get the job done more often than not. thats all u can ask for in a reliever

  3. dodgers_suck 6 years ago

    he had a pretty good career.

  4. Well at least he’s going out on top, 2009 was probably his best season as a major league relief pitcher!

  5. Scott Eyre retires… the end of the Eyre Era. Don’t know how baseball will go on without him. HOF? No doubt about it.

    • Cosmo3 6 years ago

      Yeah make your jokes, but the guy played an important role in the Phil’s 2008 WS run. Eyre is going out on top, and earned his ring. He should enjoy his retirement. It’d be pretty nice to be Scott Eyre right now

      • mwbbfan 6 years ago

        Very good point—I always felt confident when he came in the game.

        • ibleedcubbieblue 6 years ago

          i never felt confident when he came into the game for the cubs.

  6. JAT25 6 years ago

    He was a great Giant. Always liked Scott Eyre.

  7. Muggi 6 years ago

    Damn :/ Best wishes to him, but the Phils REALLY need another lefty now.

  8. Suzysman 6 years ago

    Bye bye Scott.

    If you so feel like it, youre free to repay the 10.7 Hendry gave you that you didnt deserve.

  9. Alldaybaseball 6 years ago

    Weel at least they don’t have to feal bad about offering him a wimpy minor league deal.

  10. see ya scotty….and see ya philz best reliever if anything they could have offered him a bigger contract but things happen for a reason we just need to sign a couple good relievers and a starter like sheets or someone

  11. AkronHammer 6 years ago

    Good riddance !!! had good times

  12. AkronHammer 6 years ago

    Good riddance !!! had good times

  13. hmmeyers 6 years ago

    Thanks Scott!

    -Phils Phan

  14. hmmeyers 6 years ago

    Thanks Scott!

    -Phils Phan

  15. bomberj11 6 years ago

    It’s nice he got to win a World Series to round out your career. Wishing him all the best!

  16. bomberj11 6 years ago

    It’s nice he got to win a World Series to round out your career. Wishing him all the best!

  17. PhilliesPhan34 6 years ago

    best of luck scott. you were a great reliever for the phils. wear that ring proud

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