Myers wanted to move back into the starting rotation. He didn’t want to go back into the bullpen and the Indians gave Myers the best chance to do that. The terms of the one year deal with the Indians weren’t available, but I don’t think it matters. The White Sox not re-signing Myers isn’t a big deal and it shouldn’t matter that much to White Sox fans.
In 2012, Myers went a combined 3-8 with a 3.31 ERA in 65.1 innings with the White Sox and the Houston Astros. Myers did start for the Astros and was their opening day starter in 2011. In his career, Myers is 97-93 with a 4.20 ERA and has 249 starts. Myers also has 40 saves.
There just wasn’t much room for Myers on the roster for the White Sox. They weren’t going to offer him a chance to be in the starting rotation. The rotation for the White Sox is already set. The only place that Myers could fit with the White Sox would either be a setup man, or a long relief arm.
The White Sox weren’t going to give Myers a chance to be a closer since they have Addison Reed. The Indians may give Myers that chance to slide into a closer role if he doesn’t win a starting job or if he falters as a starter.
So, don’t worry White Sox fans, losing Myers isn’t a big deal.
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