Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET
|Date On||Date Off||Transaction||Days||Games||Side||Body Part||Injury||Severity||Surgery Date||Reaggravation|
|2013-04-20||2013-08-29||60-DL||131||117||Right||Elbow||Sprain||Ulnar Collateral Ligament and Flexor Tendonitis||-||-|
|2009-05-28||2009-09-04||60-DL||99||86||Right||Hip||Surgery||Labrum and Bone Spur||2009-06-04|
2018 Preseason Forecast
Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET
|2012-12-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)||Who do you see the Twins targeting as far starting pitchers? |
(twinsfan29 from Nashville)
|You're much closer to all the buzz than I am, twinsfan29!
Jerry Crasnick from ESPN heard yesterday that they're in on Joe Blanton, who would fit well at Target Field. He also mentioned the recently non-tendered Mike Pelfrey and John Lannan here: https://twitter.com/jcrasnick/status/275711755441823744. Last week, the Twins were tied to Brett Myers, who could transition back from the bullpen. If they turn to the trade market, some of the Rays starters could be in play. (Daniel Rathman)
|2012-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)||The closer carousel has already begun. What current closers should be looking over their shoulders and who will they see? |
(LoyalRoyal from Kansas)
|I'll give you three names:
Most likely: Brett Myers – I think he'll be traded and that Fernando Rodriguez or Wilton Lopez take over.
Very likely: Grant Balfour – Again, traded. Ryan Cook is the next in line.
The wild card: Fernando Rodney. Kyle Farnsworth could be back in early-to-mid June. Maybe the Rays just slide Farnsworth into the eighth inning spot but I wouldn't be too surprised if they gave Farnsworth the job back and let Rodney go into a set-up role. (R.J. Anderson)
|2012-03-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)||NL only, twelve team league (which I won last year) and I have an embarrassment of (some expensive) riches. 260 limit, so I need to cut down to 12 or fewer keepers and still field a team...Mesoraco (6), Votto (19), Altuve (12), Uggla (29), Chipper (8), Tulo (41), Kemp (36), McCutchen (33), Cain (34), Gallardo (29), Harang (5), Jurrjens, (4), Kershaw (26), Brett Myers (11), Venters (6), Lincecum (30). Help!|
(Silv from NY, NY)
|Kemp, Votto, and Kershaw for sure. Myers, Chipper, and Altuve should be good keeps at those prices. After that, it's going to depend on inflation. I wouldn't keep any of the rest in a league with no inflation, but with heavy inflation, I could see a case for McCutchen, Lincecum, Jurrjens, and Mesoraco too. (Derek Carty)|
|2011-03-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)||What are the chances Brett Myers gets traded to the Yanks? I'm in an NL only keeper league and he was offered in a trade at a $2 salary, but if he goes to the AL, he dies.|
(rsavits from NY)
|I don't know. How would Joe Torre handle that one? (Jeremy Greenhouse)|
|2008-10-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)||According to ESPN, Boras is pushing for a longer contract for Manny. How many years do you think he'll get? Where? And why does Tim McCarver get so worked up about Manny, yet he doesn't seem to be bothered by Brett Myers's penchant for wife-beating?
(Nick Stone from New York, NY)
|Hey Nick! Thanks for dropping by. Realistically, I don't see Manny getting four (or more) years anywhere, though I think somebody could flatter him via a three-year deal that approaches A-Rod's average annual value. While I think the Dodgers are players for him, I see the Mets as potential suitors, but my sleeper pick is the Phillies given the Charlie Manuel connection (managed him in the minors in 1993, and again in 1999, serving as the Indians' hitting coach in between), Burrell's free agency, the ballpark, the fact that they're a winning team right now.
As for the McCarver thing, yeah it really is galling to hear him and Buck slobbering over Brett Myers without at least acknowledging his off-the-field woes, even if they are (hopefully) behind him. The guy is no mensch, and there's zero excuse for riding a high horse regarding what Manny is alleged to have done while ignoring something that's considerably more serious. (Jay Jaffe)
|2008-07-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)||What can we expect from Brett Myers post All-Star break? Is loss in velocity solely to blame or is there something else we can look at? |
(MannysBBQ from Pittsburgh, PA)
|I'd say the velocity dip has a lot to do with it, but he's also not fooling anyone with the stuff he has left. That homer rate is the serious issue, and unless he stops serving up the long ball, I don't see what kind of positive utility he has. (Marc Normandin)|
|2008-06-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)||If you really believe the Phillies are the second best team in the NL, is that a testament to the Phillies talents or the NL's lack thereof? Their starting pitching is below average in the NL. Are they supposed to beat teams in the playoffs trotting out Jaime Moyer for game 2? Or is that reserved for Brett Myers and his gigantic home run rate? Hamels can't throw every day. This isn't softball.|
(JoshEngleman from Tamaqua, PA)
|Yes, I do think it speaks to the fact that the NL isn't great. As for the Phils pitching, if they can get "pre-'07 starter Myers," they should be ok. Look at the lot the Rox went to the WS with.... (Jon "Boog" Sciambi)|
|2009-11-02 17:00:00||2009 WS Game Five||Posada has them smoking faster with a leadoff double, missing a home run by about five feet. This could get interesting, and Brett Myers warming up in the pen shouldn't exactly inspire confidence as Madson continues to miss. (Kevin Goldstein)|
|2009-10-28 17:00:00||2009 WS Game One||From tonight? For the Yankees, I'm sure Hideki Matsui's due for something on his knees. Alex Rodriguez's hip remains to be seen. I'm sure there's someone I'm missing there. On the other side, the Phillies are remarkably healthy, something that is a big factor in why they're here. I'm sure I'm skipping someone. (Brett Myers, maybe?) (Will Carroll)|
|2009-10-21 17:00:00||NLCS Game 5||Brett Myers wore Sabathia out in the game at Philly with two long plate appearances if you'll remember. He kept fouling off pitches. It was amazing.|
|2008-10-10 13:30:00||Friday LCS||"oira61 (San Francisco): Today I went with a coworker to a bar to watch the beginning of the Phillies/Dodgers game. I started talking about Brett Myers' alleged wife-punching incident and wondered why it was never linked to potential steroid use. She was shocked by the idea that a positive steroid test is a 50-game suspension, but even if Myers had been convicted of assault and sentenced to jail time, there was no certainty of a suspension for it. This seems fundamentally wrong to me -- an overreaction to drug tests, or an underreaction to criminal behavior, or both. What do you guys think?"|
I got a bunch of criticism for bringing this up in a chat before the season, but we'll also have a bit of amnesia if Wily Aybar manages to get a few key hits against the Red Sox in the other Championship Series. Spousal battery has long been considered a "personal matter" in baseball, as opposed to something that affects the game on the field. Yet, if the big argument against steroids is the horrible influence that juicing major leaguers have on the youth of America, how can you compare the damage that steroids causes our society to the harm done by domestic violence? (Derek Jacques)
|2008-10-02 11:00:00||Thursday Playoff Games||Brett Myers (four hits all year) battles away and gets a big round of applause when he fouls off a 97 mph fastball and extends the plate appearance to nine pitches before drawing a walk. That draws a visit to the mound from Mike Maddux.|
Adam (BJM Fan Club): kevin: you've talked a lot about audio and video. give us a peek on the inside and lets see the set-up. bp readers want to know.
Ask and ye shall recieve.
46" Samsung 1080p
Sony amplifier with all sound routed through digital optical
5.1 speakers (Kevin Goldstein)
|2008-10-02 11:00:00||Thursday Playoff Games||Brian Gallagher (Evanston): Brett Myers is more likely to ______ than Carlos Zambrano.|
My answer is "walk J.J. Hardy with the bases loaded to give Milwaukee a 1-0 lead." (Kevin Goldstein)
|2008-10-02 11:00:00||Thursday Playoff Games||Durham walks, Braun doubles on a way-too-up fastball and just misses a home run, giving us second and third with one out. They'll intentionally walk Fielder to load the bases (is that a good thing tactically in the first inning of a scoreless game -- can one of the smarter people comment on that?) and now the bad version of Brett Myers faces Hardy. (Kevin Goldstein)|
|2008-10-02 11:00:00||Thursday Playoff Games||I loved Half-Life 2 -- I was late to the party, but pretty much loved everything about that game.|
Eternal Sonata demo also on the PS3 store just updated. I downloaded the Japan demo on Monday, but had problems with the language -- it was pretty wonderful graphically though.
AND WE HAVE BASEBALL.
I have problems picking this game, and it's all because of Brett Myers. He was unhittable at times after his return, with the occasional flashes of the old Brett Myers.
So far so good as he whiffs Cameron on three pitches to start the game. (Kevin Goldstein)
|2008-10-02 11:00:00||Thursday Playoff Games||Idle thoughts as we wait for the next game...|
CC Sabathia is about to start his fourth game in 12 days, all must-win games.
He pitched well in both of the last two, albeit against the Pirates and the Cubs' bench.
The last three times he went over 120 pitches, he pitched very well his last time out. This is 122 pitches AND short rest...not sure what that might mean, but my sense is it isn't good.
Despite Ryan Howard's massive split, the Phillies' were 44 OPS points better against lefties than against righties.
Wind is blowing in Philly, but I'm not sure how much.
Brett Myers ran out of gas at the end of the season--two awful starts after six good weeks.
I don't know who's going to win, but I strongly suspect we'll see more runs than yesterday, and relievers getting both decisions.
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