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ironman wrote:My thoughts are more they want to open rotation space for their younger guys to get them a chance to pitch. I doubt they're caring that much about what they're getting out of Myers' salary at this point. What's their payroll anyway? I can't imagine they're breaking the bank at all.
Plus if you look at the rest of the Astros bullpen, Myers really isn't all that bad in comparison.
kab21 wrote:I don't really understand the logic behind the move other than they are taking a reasonably priced but a little expensive starter and making him into an overpaid reliever. They must be hoping that a little velocity returns in shorter stints. Or possibly it's the Astros and they aren't thinking...
Garry26 wrote:Hes had flashes of brilliance (2005, 2010), but mostly hes a 4.50ERA that gets around 160-180Ks a year if healthy. And you need a professional closer to close out your games. In my opinion they made the right move. A mediocre #5 starter, or a stud closer.
According to CBS sportsline, he has an 8m salary. Its a bit high, but established closers make around that or more (Mariano 14m, Valverde 7m, CAPPS 7m wow, etc). Others make less, but what are they going to spend more money to acquire another bonafide closer or use what they already got?
Garry26 wrote:And you need a professional closer to close out your games. In my opinion they made the right move. A mediocre #5 starter, or a stud closer.
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