chitownjts wrote:Makes you wonder if Myers move to the bullpen was not because of his performance. I would venture to guess that Gordon's shoulder has been bad all year and Myers was the best candidate for the closer job.
Noone in their BP is closer worthy IMHO. May have been a good move after all.
Yeah, I have been criticizing Manuel and the Phils for moving Myers into the pen for the past few weeks, but it looks like it was the right move, if they knew that Gordon was hurt. They don't have anyone else who has good enough stuff to close and they have a surplus of starters...
I actually thought moving Myers to the Bullpen was a retarded Idea by the Phillies. However, it now looks like it was a brilliant idea. Their bullpen is garbage, even before Gordon went down. Myers has a closers personality and he has stuff that is pretty good. Combined with the fact that Moyers and Lieber have been pitching pretty decent it all makes sense now.
Only issue with Myers being the closer is I am not sure how many save opportunities he is going to get. Their set up/long releif is so bad, they are going to blow leads before they can even get to Myers.