Houston Astros fans were surprised when Brad Mills announced Brett Myers would be the Astros' primary closer heading into the 2012 season. The biggest reason was Myers was expected to be No. 1 or No. 2 in the rotation; a rotation that was atrocious last year.
Well it is hard to argue with Brad Mills' decision thus far as the rotation is much improved and Myers has looked pretty impressive in the early parts of the season. Myers has converted both save opportunities and hasn't given up a run yet in three appearances.
According to Mark Berman's tweet, GM Jeff Luhnow has stated that he is not shopping Brett Myers. While it is nice to see an organization be loyal to a player, it is a mistake not to move Myers this season and sooner rather than later.
These are the seven best reasons to move closer Brett Myers.