Monday, March 7, 2011

Yankees interested in Myers

Alright, we're just going to pick up where we left off on Saturday morning. Thanks for your messages regarding The Constable's family.

With a captip to Hardball Talk, apparently the Yankees are interested in Brett Myers.

George King:
The consensus in the Yankees' clubhouse following a wind-blown, 10-8 victory was that Myers "knows how to pitch." His fastball was clocked at 90 to 91 mph and he gave up two runs and five hits in three innings in his second spring start.

Apparently it took ten years of Major League experience for the Yankees to decide that Myers knows how to pitch.

Would the Astros trade him? I wouldn't think so, but according to One NL Talent Evaluator:
"You haven't heard his name mentioned yet, but they need players and if they fall out of it I would assume they would listen on everybody."

King's close:
Last July they lost Cliff Lee to the Rangers. You want to bet against them losing the best pitcher on the market this coming July? They have the chips. Chances are they will also have a need.

Doesn't it make you feel good to know that our Ace is the Yankees back-up plan?


Imasalmon said...

We could probably get Austin Romine and some random mid level pitcher for either Brett or Wandy. I would be fine with either. Yes, I know that all good clubs are built on pitching, but we aren't a good club right now, and both those guys are 30+.

Josh Powling said...

The post says that Myers contract expires at the end of 2011, but it runs out after the 2012 season with an option for 2013. Research guys, research.

I see Myers and Rodriguez being hot commodities in the summer. I'd say, with Lyles moving on up Wade could move one or the other. But he'll have to get something good, or there's no point in moving them.