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Jamie Moyer named Phillies fifth starter; Kyle Kendrick to bullpen, off Moyer's lawn

The Phillies made official what had been expected for at least the last week, naming 47 year old left-hander Jamie Moyer the fifth starter, and putting Kyle Kendrick in the bullpen.

Although this was purportedly a "competition," and both pitchers got outstanding results this spring, the gig was Moyer's to lose.  And he didn't lose it.

I agree with this.  Moyer is a "known quantity" (as if forecasting a 47 year old non-knuckleballer involves reasonable, accurate projectability).  And I think Kendrick and the Phillies could do worse than letting the 25 year old work on his pitches and approach in a middle relief role.

OK.  Start season please.