Thursday, August 5, 2010

The 29-year old horse

Fanhouse's Tom Krasovic has a note on Brett Myers, and a concern from scouts:

Hard to believe anyone's watching the Astros now that football has started in Texas, but some scouts worry that pitcher Brett Myers is relying too much on his breaking pitches this year.

(Note: This is something we noted in the reaction post).

Ed Wade:
"We have no concern. He still possesses a solid four-seamer and his two-seamer is effective. From a health standpoint, we preconditioned his extension on MRIs of his shoulder, elbow and hip, and all are clean. He's a 29-year-old horse."

Unfortunately, the average lifespan of a horse is 20-30 years. Get a different analogy, Ed.