Brian Moehler is saying all the right things as he may get pushed to the bullpen with the Brett Myers signing. Oh, and Moehler totally called it:
"I loved it. I kind of felt this winter at some point we were going to add a starting pitcher, and I told my agent I wouldn't be surprised if we added somebody like Myers because he did have a relationship with [general manager] Ed [Wade] in Philly. I was correct on that...Would I like to start? Sure. Have I done both? Yes. If it makes us stronger, I'm all for it. I just want to win. I literally want to go to the playoffs. That's all I care about. Personal numbers don't mean anything to me anymore. If I pitch well, that's great, and that's what I plan on doing. Whatever role they feel like is better to help the team, then I'm all for it."
Moehler doesn't want to figuratively go to the playoffs, like sick animals who go to farms in Connecticut. He wants to literally go to the playoffs. And I literally want to go there with him.
How's your knee, B-Moeh?
"It really feels good. I've been lifting [weights] for a few months now. After the first 10 days, things started to take off. I'm pleased with the way things were going. I had a good test [Wednesday] night when I sat on the airplane for three hours with my knees cramped up to my ears and didn't have a problem."
(Continental: The official airline of the Houston Astros.)