New York Post columnist George King became the latest reporter to connect the Yankees and Astros pitcher Brett Myers. Unfortunately, he doesn’t think the two sides have much common ground:
The real question at this point is why the Yankees would even want Myers. He’s got a 5.11 ERA and has allowed a league-high 14 homers. Myers does have a 4.21 xFIP, so he’s probably pitching better than his traditional stats would show, but with a lot of money still owed to him. The Yankees have gotten decent work from their own retread projects like Freddy Garcia and Bartolo Colon.
The Astros would likely have a higher value on Myers than the Yankees have right now, so it’s no surprise that the two sides don’t have the same idea of what he should bring back in a trade. We’ll see if that idea holds up when Jim Crane officially takes over the team.