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Is this gonna happen every time the Yankees face a decent starter?

Mar 7, 2011, 8:45 AM EDT

Brett Myers

Read the stuff about the Yankees rotation and you’d think that they were the first team to ever be a tad short on starters before. The tell: every time they face a half-decent one, there are stories about how that guy could fit in the Yankees rotation:

Yesterday at Osceola County Stadium against the Astros, the Yankees got a look at Brett Myers, a 30-year-old right-hander who may not be what he was five years ago but has experience and is a strong candidate to be shopped by the Astros, who need players.

Myers isn’t as sexy as Felix Hernandez, Josh Johnson, Francisco Liriano, Chris Carpenter, Carlos Zambrano or Fausto Carmona. Yet, he is 87-71 with a 4.20 career ERA in nine seasons and was 14-8 with a 3.14 ERA a year ago in his first season with the Astros.

It’s the spring. Even teams who don’t stand to go anywhere like the Astros are feeling optimistic and, more importantly, are selling it to their fans.  And even the Yankees will want to see where they stand with what they have. No one is trading a front of the rotation starter right now. This is all so much idle covetousness.

  1. uyf1950 - Mar 7, 2011 at 9:01 AM

    Craig, the simple answer to the headline of your story is – YES !!!

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Mar 7, 2011 at 11:20 AM

      Piggybacking off that, you could also do what most other sane Yankee fans have done and stop reading the NYPost (or espnNY now that Wally Matthews has moved there).

  2. Rosenthals Speling Instrukter - Mar 7, 2011 at 9:02 AM

    He already has a bad history (non baseball related) with Boston so this would just spark the rivalry more.

  3. yankeesfanlen - Mar 7, 2011 at 9:21 AM

    ANY time the Universe goes ANYWHERE, the chit-chat becomes that they want the best player in any position and will be MEAN and trade for him.
    In 2004 they got a hot dog vendor from Shea. He sold62/hr, where the average at the Cathedral was a mere 51.

  4. Jeremiah Graves - Mar 7, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    this may be the first time that the thought of adding Fausto Carmona to a rotation was ever deemed “sexy”…

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