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.