He’s not the most noteworthy name on the World Series roster, but Scott Eyre had one of the biggest impacts on the team winning the National League East for the second-consecutive season.
Acquired at the age of 36, Eyre was the typical journeyman reliever at the end of a 13-year career with five separate teams. When Tom Gordon and Rudy Seanez both went on the disablied list in July, the team needed a grizzled veteran with playoff experience to help balance out the middle of the bullpen. The bullpen was filled with veterans, but Eyre had appeared in the playoffs with the Giants and Cubs.
Eyre pitched spectacular for the Phillies after coming from the Cubs during the waiver trade deadline period. He ultimateley took Seanez’ spot on the playoff roster after posting a 1.88 ERA in 19 games in the Phillies bullpen. Eyre was nearly perfect in his four combined outings during the NLCS and World Series, allowing one base runner, an intentional walk, in four appearances.