Is Brett Myers going to turn things around in time to help my team? If not, can I dump him for something decent? Maybe and it depends.
Myers velocity was in the low 90’s tonight against the Nats, but he wasn’t sharp throwing 66 of 108 pitches for strikes. Myers only struck out two tonight and is averaging less than five per outing. What happened to the guy who was 12-7 with 189 K’s in 2006?
I’m starting to think that Myers has some sort of injury. His velocity seems fine, but his control is lacking and his once-dominant self is gone. Maybe it is a mental problem. I am not a believer that Myers will fix his problem this season and I will start shopping this guy to see if he can bring me a piece that I can use.
The guy in my league who usually drafts Myers is on a moral trip right now and doesn’t want to include any wife-beaters on his team (he had Myers and Delmon Young last year). I certainly don’t condone physical abuse, but I’ll put Joseph Stalin (or Mean Joe Greene or Bill Lambier or Carrot Top) on my fantasy team if I think he can help me win a league championship. Worst of all, I passed up personal favorite Tim Hudson to draft Myers this year.