Oh what could have been.
Dan Meyer, like many former and current baseball players, took to Twitter to voice his opinions and frustrations regarding the suspensions stemming from the Biogenesis PED scandal. While many players went for the somber and cynical approach, Meyer decided to take this time of reflection and penance to get in bitter jab at one former teammate. Antonio Bastardo.
Bastardo, one of the 12 athletes suspended today by Major League Baseball, was quietly having a very productive year for the Phillies, posting a 2.32 ERA and 47 strikeouts over 42.2 innings pitched in a bullpen that ranks dead last in the National League.
The two relievers were ostensibly competing for a spot in the Phillies ‘pen for the 2011 season, a role which quite clearly went to Bastardo. Largely taken for bitterness at his own lack of playing ability by followers and detractors alike, Meyer acknowledged in a later tweet that though he may not have been good enough, others could have had chances ...