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  1. Why are we looking only at Myers’ FIP? His SIERA and xFIP are much better.

    Comment by AndyS — July 23, 2012 @ 11:39 am

  2. He’ll fit right in with the White Sox, and he has the added value of making A.J. Pierzynski look like a better guy.

    Comment by Dan — July 23, 2012 @ 1:02 pm

  3. AJ is just an asshole, Brett Myers deserves time in prison for what he did.

    Comment by West — July 23, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

  4. A.J. to the best of my knowledge, like noted above, is an asshole but has done nothing illegal. Brett Myers has done something illegal, and harmed someone in doing it.

    Comment by My echo and bunnymen — July 23, 2012 @ 3:53 pm

  5. And yet another case of “you think you know more than you do.” When you or any of the people you claim as experts actually get something right for once, then you might have credibility. Until then, stick with the facts and leave analysis and opinions to real experts.

    Comment by RogerClemensNeedle — July 23, 2012 @ 3:55 pm

  6. Andrew Bailey or Wilton Lopez to get more save opportunities this year?

    Comment by JoeB — July 23, 2012 @ 4:01 pm

  7. Myers also won’t close because of his option for next year that is dependent on games finished.

    Also, honestly, it’s really annoying and weak to use terms like “as they might have thought” in an article like this. An article about a minor move doesn’t have to be anything big. I’m pretty sure the White Sox know they aren’t getting much. I’m pretty sure the Astros know they aren’t getting much. No one actually thinks this is particularly significant, so you don’t need to make your article seem more interesting than it actually is by pretending you’re coming up with some big analysis. It would have been a fine article regardless.

    Comment by Cole — July 23, 2012 @ 5:24 pm

  8. My apologies, I didn’t see that you did note the vesting option.

    Comment by Cole — July 23, 2012 @ 5:25 pm

  9. What makes the Fangraphs staff any less qualified than other analysts?

    Comment by AndyS — July 23, 2012 @ 10:53 pm

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