Brett Myers told Todd Zolecki he wants to stay with the Phillies after 2009. He lost 35 pounds during the offseason:
“Another reason I probably lost the weight was to show the dedication to the team. I needed to work hard for them, because when I went to the Minors, they were definitely working hard when I wasn’t there. I felt like I kind of owed it to them and the organization to show them that I screwed up last year and I’ll make it up to them.”
Myers is facing the end of his contract, and could receive a big payday with a superb 2009. This is his eighth season with the Phils.