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Postby rwdiii » Thu May 28, 2009 7:53 pm

Any news on his hip injury? I'd really like to find out sooner rather than later if this is going to be a long term DL issue so I can jettison him to the waiver wire.
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Re: Brett Myers

Postby skjelstrom » Thu May 28, 2009 9:11 pm

Doesn't sound good. Though not confirmed yet.

Myers left Wednesday's game against the Marlins at Citizens Bank Park in the sixth inning after his hip kept locking up. He said he has had the problem for about a month, but also said his hip has bothered him on occasion the past couple years.

But it never felt as bad as it felt Wednesday. Myers had X-rays after the game that showed bone spurs in his hip joint. He had an MRI exam Thursday that the Phillies said revealed fraying and possible tearing in the labrum in the hip.

Myers, who has been on the disabled list just once in his eight-year career, sounded concerned Wednesday night, but he never expected one of the first words from team physican Michael Ciccotti's mouth would be that he needed possible season-ending surgery.
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Re: Brett Myers

Postby AmazinMeTS86 » Fri May 29, 2009 10:47 am

From CBS-

The Philadelphia Daily News reports that Phillies starter Brett Myers is likely to require surgery that would sideline him for three to four months. The Phillies are awaiting a prognosis from hip specialist Bryan Kelly, but the expectation is that he will need to undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum.

Who would take his place?

Bastardo, Kendrick, Carrasco, or Lopez
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Re: Brett Myers

Postby chinst » Fri May 29, 2009 1:04 pm

Us Mets fans will gladly give the Phillies Ollie for free if you promise to start him all year...
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Re: Brett Myers

Postby Reeron » Fri May 29, 2009 1:57 pm

chinst wrote:Us Mets fans will gladly give the Phillies Ollie for free if you promise to start him all year...


ROTFL. That was good.

It's looking more and more like Myers is DL bound. Even if he can pitch without surgery, you've got to ask yourself:

"How good can he really be?"
"DO I trust him to be productive for most of his starts?"

I don't, and maybe I've jumped the gun, but I just cut him loose in my league.
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Re: Brett Myers

Postby wildbill » Fri May 29, 2009 3:36 pm

Reeron wrote:I don't, and maybe I've jumped the gun, but I just cut him loose in my league.

I think you made the right decision. Even if he can keep pitching I think the best you could hope for is he maintains his ERA in the 4.50 - 5.00 range. Not really useful except maybe an NL only league.
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Re: Brett Myers

Postby swyck » Sat May 30, 2009 8:42 am

wildbill wrote:
Reeron wrote:I don't, and maybe I've jumped the gun, but I just cut him loose in my league.

I think you made the right decision. Even if he can keep pitching I think the best you could hope for is he maintains his ERA in the 4.50 - 5.00 range. Not really useful except maybe an NL only league.


Considering his career era is 4.39 and he's had seasons below 4.00 I'd say the best we can hope for is better then the 4.50 - 5.00 range.
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Re: Brett Myers

Postby ivanhack » Sat May 30, 2009 10:00 pm

Best you can hope for is Myers coming back end of September.

I'd say its pretty safe to cut him loose in non keeper leagues.

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May 30 Myers said there is a strong possibility his hip surgery to repair a torn labrum will happen Thursday, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Recommendation: The injury is similar to what Chase Utley had but the recovery time could be a little longer since Myers is a pitcher and the injury affects his push-off leg. "It should take about three months before he can get back on a mound - and then he'll have to do all it takes after that before he's back at an elite level, which could take three, four, maybe six weeks after that," team physician Michael Ciccotti said. It sounds as if there is an outside chance Myers could return at the end of September if he has no setbacks. He's probably safe to drop in non-keeper leagues.


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May 30 RHP Brett Myers has opted for surgery that, in the words of hip specialist Dr. Bryan Kelly, will make him a "long shot" to pitch again in 2009. Surgery to fix the torn labrum in Myers' hip will be performed next week, likely Thursday, at New York's Hospital for Special Surgery by Kelly, the specialist who operated on Chase Utley in November. Utley was playing by spring training, but Kelly and Ciccotti said the rehabilitation for a pitcher would take longer.


swyck wrote:
wildbill wrote:
Reeron wrote:I don't, and maybe I've jumped the gun, but I just cut him loose in my league.

I think you made the right decision. Even if he can keep pitching I think the best you could hope for is he maintains his ERA in the 4.50 - 5.00 range. Not really useful except maybe an NL only league.


Considering his career era is 4.39 and he's had seasons below 4.00 I'd say the best we can hope for is better then the 4.50 - 5.00 range.
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Re: Brett Myers

Postby wildbill » Sun May 31, 2009 1:34 pm

swyck wrote:
wildbill wrote:
Reeron wrote:I don't, and maybe I've jumped the gun, but I just cut him loose in my league.

I think you made the right decision. Even if he can keep pitching I think the best you could hope for is he maintains his ERA in the 4.50 - 5.00 range. Not really useful except maybe an NL only league.


Considering his career era is 4.39 and he's had seasons below 4.00 I'd say the best we can hope for is better then the 4.50 - 5.00 range.

It's a moot point now that Myers is having surgery, but since this conversation was based on what he might do if he'd continued to pitch, I just wanted to say you that you didn't factor in at all the fact that he would have been pitching with an injury. In general, do you seriously think pitchers that are pitching with an injury are going to perform at or better then their career numbers? Odds are they're going to be at least a bit worse. For that matter, same goes with the average hitter playing with an injury. So just a tip for you don't just assume an injury isn't going to affect a players performance at all if they're playing with the injury.
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Re: Brett Myers

Postby swyck » Sun May 31, 2009 7:47 pm

wildbill wrote:
swyck wrote:
wildbill wrote:I think you made the right decision. Even if he can keep pitching I think the best you could hope for is he maintains his ERA in the 4.50 - 5.00 range. Not really useful except maybe an NL only league.


Considering his career era is 4.39 and he's had seasons below 4.00 I'd say the best we can hope for is better then the 4.50 - 5.00 range.

It's a moot point now that Myers is having surgery, but since this conversation was based on what he might do if he'd continued to pitch, I just wanted to say you that you didn't factor in at all the fact that he would have been pitching with an injury. In general, do you seriously think pitchers that are pitching with an injury are going to perform at or better then their career numbers? Odds are they're going to be at least a bit worse. For that matter, same goes with the average hitter playing with an injury. So just a tip for you don't just assume an injury isn't going to affect a players performance at all if they're playing with the injury.

Yes, that is a good point. However, I was assuming that if he was pitching it would be because he'd be relatively healthy, though I didn't really make that clear. At the time of my post that he was already expected to miss a lot of time maybe even the whole season.

I also didn't note that I had already dropped him in my league since I had no DL slots available. If I had I would have stashed him, but only until I needed that slot for someone else.
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