According to the Houston Chronicle, Myers' 2013 option was reworked to reflect the change. Myers, who saved 21 games for the Phils in '07 and last appeared out of the 'pen with the Phils in '09, has had an unusual career to say the least. Last season he followed up a 14-8, 3.14 (127 ERA+) comeback campaign in 2010 with a marginal 7-14 4.46 ERA (85 ERA+) effort. Beerleaguer: Look for Myers to thrive in the new role. He's always been viewed as closer material and tanked the first half of '08 when the ninth inning was taken away from him. Look for Myers to finish the rest of his career by getting the ball every other day or every third day instead of every fifth day.
Baez a textbook middle-relief overpay: "It really is amazing how long Danys Baez was able to stick around despite not having a good season since '05. He even managed to stick around for three years after this TJ surgery (thanks in large part to the Phils) putting up these terrible numbers: 9-14, 4.98 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 155 1/3 IP, 3.4 BB/9, 5.0 K/9, 1.5 K/BB, 0 saves. Baez made $12.5M from the O's and Phils during this stretch. He's the classic example of the foolishness of giving a fading veteran reliever moderately large dollars.
ERA since '05 (06-11): 5.16 ERA
Salary since '05: $22.1M
"Baez is laughing all the way to the bank." - MG