Scott Eyre Retires

Scott Eyre tells MLB.com'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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21 Comments on "Scott Eyre Retires"


5 years 7 months ago

Ouch. There goes one piece of the Phillies bullpen.

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

Ferrariman
5 years 7 months ago

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

jrollpatrol08
5 years 7 months 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

dodgers_suck
5 years 7 months ago

he had a pretty good career.

5 years 7 months ago

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

5 years 7 months ago

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
5 years 7 months 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
5 years 7 months ago

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

ibleedcubbieblue
5 years 7 months ago

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

JAT25
5 years 7 months ago

He was a great Giant. Always liked Scott Eyre.

Muggi
5 years 7 months ago

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

Suzysman
5 years 7 months ago

Bye bye Scott.

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

Alldaybaseball
5 years 7 months ago

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

5 years 7 months ago

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

AkronHammer
5 years 7 months ago

Good riddance !!! had good times

AkronHammer
5 years 7 months ago

Good riddance !!! had good times

hmmeyers
5 years 7 months ago

Thanks Scott!

-Phils Phan

hmmeyers
5 years 7 months ago

Thanks Scott!

-Phils Phan

bomberj11
5 years 7 months ago

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

bomberj11
5 years 7 months ago

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

PhilliesPhan34
5 years 7 months ago

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