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Postby WharfRat » Thu Dec 08, 2005 5:18 pm

The Yanks signed Mike Myers today, apparently. Get it? Halloween? Two years.

Myers is 36, a submariner. He's had more bad years than good years, but he's MURDER on lefties. If the Yankees must have a LOOGY, he's not a bad choice.

DALLAS -- The Yankees bolstered their bullpen before leaving the Winter Meetings, agreeing to a two-year deal with left-hander Mike Myers.

Myers told MLB.com in a phone interview that he had agreed to terms on a two-year contract with New York, filling the much-needed role of left-handed specialist.

"I'm jacked up for it," Myers said of pitching in the Bronx. "It's going to be a lot of fun. The Yankees are a team I have wanted to play with for quite a while. I'm glad the deal was able to come to fruition."

The deal, which is contingent upon Myers passing a physical, was not officially announced.

Myers, a 36-year-old submariner, said that he agreed to the deal late Wednesday night, just hours after the Red Sox declined to offer him arbitration.

He went 3-1 with a 3.13 ERA in 65 games for the Red Sox last season, holding left-handed hitters to a .158 average and a .198 on-base percentage in 95 at-bats.

Myers said that while he wasn't surprised at Boston's decision, he found it odd that the Sox never made him a formal offer. For Myers, getting a two-year deal was important.

"The way the market was set up, combined with the year that I had and what I've done," Myers said, "I thought that there was a multi-year deal out there that I had earned."

General manager Brian Cashman declined to say whether the Yankees had come to terms with any relievers, saying only, "We've got our lines out."

The Yankees have several imposing left-handed bats to contend with in the American League, most notably David Ortiz, Boston's biggest Yankee-killer. Before Myers joined the Red Sox in 2004, Ortiz said that the lefty's sidearm delivery made it difficult to pick up the ball out of his hand.

"That guy is funky," Ortiz said after striking out against Myers in May 2004. "I don't know, his ball looks like it's going to hit the ground ... every pitch from him goes to the black."

Since 2002, the Yankees have used a number of lefties in the bullpen, including Buddy Groom, Wayne Franklin, Alan Embree, Felix Heredia, C.J. Nitkowski, Gabe White, Chris Hammond, Randy Choate and Jesse Orosco. They even tried to bring back Mike Stanton last season, but he was unable to replicate the success he had in his first tenure with the Yankees from 1997-2002.

"Mike Stanton did a phenomenal job for them during the run of World Series championships," Myers said. "I know they have gone through about 15 different left-handers in the past few years, so I'm looking forward to filling that role and helping bring a World Series title back to New York."
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Postby dyuen87 » Thu Dec 08, 2005 5:45 pm

:-o two years? lets hope he can do it. cant be worse than embree right? few more arms in the pen wont hurt tho.
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Postby shuss107 » Thu Dec 08, 2005 6:39 pm

He went 3-1 with a 3.13 ERA in 65 games for the Red Sox last season, holding left-handed hitters to a .158 average and a .198 on-base percentage in 95 at-bats.


I like the idea of this guy vs lefties. Thats something we have really lacked the past few years. Also happy to hear hes tough on David Ortiz :-o
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Thu Dec 08, 2005 6:43 pm

I'm fine with it as long as he keeps those numbers vs. LHB up.
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Postby WharfRat » Thu Dec 08, 2005 8:18 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:I'm fine with it as long as he keeps those numbers vs. LHB up.


His career BAA v. lefties is .207, and his career OBP against them is roughly .280 I believe. Which of course are very good numbers, and the difference between his 2005 line and his career stats against lefties is probably just a few baserunners...so he should still be able to retire the lefties with regularity even if he regresses to his career means. Righthanders will still eat him for lunch.
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Postby The Big Stick » Fri Dec 09, 2005 9:44 am

Yankees traded Tony Womack to Cincinnati for minor leaguers Kevin Howard and Ben Himes. I don't know much about these guys I found some info on rotoworld:Yankees acquired second baseman Kevin Howard and outfielder Ben Himes from the Reds for second baseman-outfielder Tony Womack and cash.
Howard went unpicked in the Rule 5 draft, but he's still out of the organization. The Yankees' only use for him might be as future trade bait. Howard is more of a third baseman than a second baseman defensively, and his ability to hit for average is his primary strength offensively. He's worth more than Womack, but it's not all that likely that he'll develop into a regular. Himes hit .320/.372/.533 in 244 AB for Single-A Sarasota last season, but he was 24 at the time and isn't much of a prospect.

Second thing how in the world would the Padres trade Mark LORETTA 2005 Salary: $2,750,000 for Doug Mirabelli 2005 Salary: $1,500,000. My buddy called me when it happened but I thought he was kidding. We are talking about an all star 2B VS. a backup catcher. BronXBombers51 you're insightfull, please help me understand this one. This has to be one of the worse trades I've ever seen.
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Re: Halloween in the Bronx...?

Postby TheYanks04 » Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:01 pm

WharfRat wrote:The Yanks signed Mike Myers today, apparently. Get it? Halloween? Two years.

Myers is 36, a submariner. He's had more bad years than good years, but he's MURDER on lefties. If the Yankees must have a LOOGY, he's not a bad choice.

DALLAS -- The Yankees bolstered their bullpen before leaving the Winter Meetings, agreeing to a two-year deal with left-hander Mike Myers.

Myers told MLB.com in a phone interview that he had agreed to terms on a two-year contract with New York, filling the much-needed role of left-handed specialist.

"I'm jacked up for it," Myers said of pitching in the Bronx. "It's going to be a lot of fun. The Yankees are a team I have wanted to play with for quite a while. I'm glad the deal was able to come to fruition."

The deal, which is contingent upon Myers passing a physical, was not officially announced.

Myers, a 36-year-old submariner, said that he agreed to the deal late Wednesday night, just hours after the Red Sox declined to offer him arbitration.

He went 3-1 with a 3.13 ERA in 65 games for the Red Sox last season, holding left-handed hitters to a .158 average and a .198 on-base percentage in 95 at-bats.

Myers said that while he wasn't surprised at Boston's decision, he found it odd that the Sox never made him a formal offer. For Myers, getting a two-year deal was important.

"The way the market was set up, combined with the year that I had and what I've done," Myers said, "I thought that there was a multi-year deal out there that I had earned."

General manager Brian Cashman declined to say whether the Yankees had come to terms with any relievers, saying only, "We've got our lines out."

The Yankees have several imposing left-handed bats to contend with in the American League, most notably David Ortiz, Boston's biggest Yankee-killer. Before Myers joined the Red Sox in 2004, Ortiz said that the lefty's sidearm delivery made it difficult to pick up the ball out of his hand.

"That guy is funky," Ortiz said after striking out against Myers in May 2004. "I don't know, his ball looks like it's going to hit the ground ... every pitch from him goes to the black."

Since 2002, the Yankees have used a number of lefties in the bullpen, including Buddy Groom, Wayne Franklin, Alan Embree, Felix Heredia, C.J. Nitkowski, Gabe White, Chris Hammond, Randy Choate and Jesse Orosco. They even tried to bring back Mike Stanton last season, but he was unable to replicate the success he had in his first tenure with the Yankees from 1997-2002.

"Mike Stanton did a phenomenal job for them during the run of World Series championships," Myers said. "I know they have gone through about 15 different left-handers in the past few years, so I'm looking forward to filling that role and helping bring a World Series title back to New York."


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Postby dyuen87 » Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:54 pm

can i say stop whining? jesus man give it a break.
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Postby shuss107 » Sat Dec 10, 2005 1:15 am

can u say stop whining? jesus man give it a break.


AGREED. Cmon man just stop it. No one wants to hear you run your mouth every time the yankees do something you disagree with. You make it seem like Cashman sucks. Jeez your spoiled. 4 championships in 5 years wasnt good enough huh? Real baseball is a little bit different than fantasy that me and you play and if we were great gms we wouldnt be posting on this site. We'd actually be doing it. So enough already
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Sat Dec 10, 2005 11:58 am

Yanks04 just likes to complain. Do you notice how he doesn't make any statements about what he'd like to have the Yankees do? It's because he wants to complain no matter what they do. They could go sign Vlad Guerrero and Albert Pujols and he'd fine a way to complain.

Just do what I do, and ignore his posts. They are useless and provide no insight or worth.
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