Thursday, May 03, 2007

It's official ...

Brett Myers is now the Phillies' closer. I'm betting he will be for the rest of the season, barring injury.

Now if we can only find some use for Freddy Garcia ...

In unrelated news, tell me this isn't the most inane column you've ever read. Forget all the stuff that gets exaggerated and beaten to death -- booing Santa, for instance, which happened 30+ years ago -- the town's treatment of Donovan McNabb is the one thing that really makes me wonder about Philadelphia. He's clearly the best quarterback in the history of the franchise, almost single-handedly turned the franchise around, and yet all the media and fans do is go out of their way to assassinate his character.

Yet they adored AI.

4 comments:

Pat said...

That column might be the most boring, poorly written thing I've read in a while.
(And I read this blog!)
Pat

St said...

Shouldn't you be watching golf, the world's most popular sport?

b said...

I think the glowing Josh Hancock tributes will come to an abrupt end today...

Diesel said...

From BP's Joe Sheehan:

With Gordon perhaps headed to the disabled list, Myers is considered the front-runner to replace him in the closer role. If that happens, instead of pitching in tied games, pitching multiple innings, and being used to get the opposition’s best hitters out, Myers will now be used to protect one- to three-run leads in the ninth inning, and only the ninth inning, irrespective of who’s coming to the plate. This puts Alfonseca, Geoff Geary and the rest of the low-strikeout relievers back in their high-leverage roles and leaves the Phillies with a weakened rotation and no improved bullpen. It would make more sense to let Myers make multiple-inning appearances, perhaps as early as the seventh inning, and run the pen without concern for the save rule. If you’re going to restrict Myers to the closer role, then you would be better off with him in the rotation, Alfonseca closing and Adam Eaton pitching middle relief.

Brett Myers could have been a weapon. Now, he’ll be just another cog in the machine.


Someone tell Joe Sheehan to quit biting my shit. Damn!