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The Mets may be interested in Brett Myers

Jul 16, 2010, 3:15 PM EDT

There were Cliff Lee fantasies and then some Roy Oswalt pipe dreams, but if the Mets are going to get a starting pitcher, their options are probably going to need to be more realistic in terms of what they can get for the prospects they have to offer and what they can afford in terms of salary to the incoming body.

Buster Olney suggests Brett Myers, who is having a pretty darn nice season down in Houston.  The price is right: whatever is left of his $3 million salary for 2010 plus either an $8 million option for 2011 or a $2 million buyout.  Whereas Lee would have cost an arm and a leg in terms of prospects, you figure Houston would accept much less in terms of bodies.

The only thing that gets me on the Myers reports I’ve seen are references to him “knowing how to win in the NL East.” As if it were some foreign country or something where only he knows the language.  He’s like any other pitcher I imagine: he does better in the significantly weaker NL Central and if he came back to the East and faced the Phillies and Braves more his ERA would rise.

Might be a good catch for the Mets, but let’s not pretend he’s more than he is.

  1. Benny Blanco - Jul 16, 2010 at 3:26 PM

    I imagine he would love to pitch against the Phils.

  2. nps6724 - Jul 16, 2010 at 3:31 PM

    I’ve never understood why anyone ever touts how good or bad a player does against certain teams or divisions. Considering the amount of turnover teams have in this day and age, it’s quite worthless. Yet it comes up in most every veteran pitcher’s start. “Oh, he’s 6-0 in his 12-year career against the Dodgers.” Like beating them in 1998 will have any profound effect on the current game, which will likely have multiple players who were in high school when the first game occurred.

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