Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Of course the Yankees might be interested in Myers

Jayson Stark says that the yankees could be interested in Brett Myers come the trade deadline.

• Now that we've got that off our chest, though, it doesn't mean teams aren't already trying to anticipate players who might be available. One name we've heard connected with clubs like the Yankees is Houston's Brett Myers. But according to FanGraphs, there isn't a right-handed starter in the AL East whose fastball has averaged under 89 mph. And Myers' average velocity is down to 87.7 --3 mph under his career norm. "If he's in the AL East, he's a fifth starter," one NL scout said of Myers. "I don't see him being a [difference-maker]. The only thing he'd have working for him, besides his curveball, is lack of familiarity with him over there."

So one of the best pitchers in the National League has been relegated to a spot behind A.J. Burnett and Daisuke Matsuzaka? Got it.