Baseball Prospectus has recently made a post in the "Unfiltered" portion of their site. Mr. Sheehan was one of the few defenders of the decision to move Myers from the starting rotation to middle relief. (Link here but subscription required.)
However, he notes the same thing I noted earlier this week. Phillies manager Charlie Manuel removed Myers from a 2-2 game for no apparent reason and watched Antonio Alfonseca give-up a three-run HR in the 9th to lose the game.
From my Wednesday morning post:
Obviously, I am in perfect agreement, so much so that I wonder if Joe is reading Fake Teams. Are you amongst those who cast a vote in your favor as the top MSFM expert? How about a shout out on BP? :)
With Tom Gordon headed back to Philadelphia to get his troublesome shoulder checked, I believe mine may have been the most astute of post-move analysis:
If you didn't get to take advantage of a panicky Myers owner, then your opportuntiy has passed. Now he is a closer with 32 Ks in 23.1 IPS. Or more favorably put, 13 Ks in 8.1 relief innings. Extended over 66 closer innings, he becomes a 104K reliever.