As you know by reading this site, starting pitcher Brett Myers has been linked to several rumors surrounding the Mets.
Jon Heyman of SI.com believes the the Mets prefer Astros RHP Brett Myers to Cubs LHP Ted Lilly.
The Mets, Tigers, Twins and Dodgers all had scouts in attendance last week when the Astros’ Brett Myers went up against the Cubs’ Ted Lilly.
Last night, Myers delivered his best start of the season, a complete game 6-1 win over the Chicago Cubs. Myers (8-6) allowed four hits while striking out a season high 12 batters. He has pitched at least six innings in all 21 of his starts this year, a new Astros record.
What was most impressive about his start last night, was how strong he finished. Entering the ninth inning with a two-hitter, he let up a solo shot to Tyler Colvin, before ending the game by fanning three straight Cubs, including Marlon Byrd for his 12th strikeout of the night. It was his 10th career complete game. He has thrived since leaving the turmoil of Philadelphia.
If the Mets were to trade for Myers, they could keep the 29-year old right-hander for the 2011 season, as his current contract includes a mutual option for $8 million dollars, an absolute steal.
It will probably cost the Mets a couple of high-end prospects to snag him from the Stros, but at least he wouldn’t be a rental like Lilly.