Sunday, January 15, 2012

Conor Says... Trade For Brett Myers

Of the many things that you can say about Brett Myers, two of them are exactly what the Red Sox need: he works a lot of innings and he is consistent. Myers is the lesser of three fairly solid pitchers that the Astros have (Wandy Rodriguez, Bud Norris, Myers). He is coming off of a season in which is he went 7-14/4.46/160. While those stats show that he was pretty average last year, his peripherals show that he was pretty good, he put up a 4.26 FIP and 3.75 xFIP. He also put up very good strikeout vs. walk numbers, striking out 6.67 per nine and walking 2.38 per nine. Those stats show that Myers would be a great addition for the #5 spot in the Red Sox rotation. Since the Yankees acquired Michael Pineda and Hiroki Kuroda two days ago, it's looking like the Red Sox need a strong rotation to compete in the AL East. Adding Brett Myers as the #5 starter would be a step in the right direction.

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