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Brett Myers said to be “asking for too much money”

Dec 30, 2012, 1:55 PM EDT

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Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe has an update on the market for free agent right-hander Brett Myers:

There are so many positive views of Myers and what he can bring either as a starter (a former 200-inning guy) or reliever, yet he remains unsigned. “The feeling is he’s been asking for too much money,” said a National League GM. “I think teams are waiting for the price to come down. He can certainly help a team. I think a lot of teams have him on a wish list.”

Myers has been linked so far this winter to the Twins, Orioles and Padres — teams that rarely give out lucrative contracts to free agent pitchers.

The 32-year-old posted a 3.31 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 41/15 K/BB ratio in 65 1/3 innings of relief this past season between the Astros and White Sox. He had a 4.46 ERA in 216 frames with Houston in 2011.

  1. rayfeathers - Dec 30, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    looking at at that picture just reminds me how hideous those uni were. right up there with the angels and marlins. yuck.

  2. chaseutley - Dec 30, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    I wonder how much he’s asking for.

  3. mojosmagic - Dec 30, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    He also brings with him the maturity level of a 2 year old high on Captain Crunch.

  4. kappy32 - Dec 30, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    Leaked by Sandy Alderson & the Mets. They leaked all that crap about Dickey when they were negotiating with him & now that they’re interested in Myers, it wouldn’t surprise me one bit that they leaked his high contract demands solely in the hope of him lowering their asking price. I mean, c’mon, Brett. How dare you ask the Mets for more than 1 year & more than $5 million each year? The Mets are willing to pay you about $1 million for only 1 year, but they’ll also throw in a John Deere tractor.

  5. vanmorrissey - Dec 30, 2012 at 4:12 PM

    Wonder what exactly too much money is? Seems like the market has been overpaying for pitching as it is so why would it make a correction in Myer’s case?

  6. Carl Hancock - Dec 30, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    It’s funny how the market is full of teams overpaying and then others get the cold shoulder and complaints they are asking for too much. Meanwhile guys like Edwin Jackson score 5 year deals a year removed from having the same cold shoulder treatment.

  7. drunkenhooliganism - Dec 31, 2012 at 12:42 AM

    Is this a scoop? obviously, if he hasn’t signed yet, he’s asking for more than the teams are willing to pay.

  8. webgem34 - Dec 31, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Rumor has it, he is asking for the same figure Joe Blanton received from the Angels

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