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    Yanks Close To Signing Mike Myers

    http://www.nypost.com/sports/yankees/58127.htm

    According to several industry sources, the Yankees are engaged in serious negotiations with flame-throwing, right-handed setup man Kyle Farnsworth and are very close to inking lefty specialist Mike Myers.
    This was mentioned in an article on Farnsworth, take it for what it is worth.

    Anyone know what type of free agent Myers is? I am guessing a B or a C.
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    Re: Yanks Close To Signing Mike Myers

    Hopefully it's true, we could use a pure LOOGY, and I think Torre would use him effectively considering his overwhelming difference between lefties and righties.

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    Re: Yanks Close To Signing Mike Myers

    Quote Originally Posted by NYDCYankee
    http://www.nypost.com/sports/yankees/58127.htm



    This was mentioned in an article on Farnsworth, take it for what it is worth.

    Anyone know what type of free agent Myers is? I am guessing a B or a C.
    He's a "B" free agent.

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    Re: Yanks Close To Signing Mike Myers

    I'd really like to have both. Farnsworth worries me, but hopefully he'd be fine in the set-up role.

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    Re: Yanks Close To Signing Mike Myers

    Farnsworth is a bit scary. I hope we have a backup option. As bad as Gordon is in the post-season, he's money from April til Sept.

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    Re: Yanks Close To Signing Mike Myers

    So, we give up a 1st round pick for Myers who is a lefty specialist with career ERA of over 4? Horrible move. Lefty specialst would be one of the easier postions to fill internally through Leiter or Matt Smith.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/player...?playerId=3147

    If Farnsworth accepted the 3yrs/15M deal, it's not that bad.

    Then again, it's George King.
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    Re: Yanks Close To Signing Mike Myers

    Quote Originally Posted by sugmasterflex
    So, we give up a 1st round pick for Myers who is a lefty specialist with career ERA of over 4? Horrible move. Lefty specialst would be one of the easier postions to fill internally through Leiter or Matt Smith.

    If Farnsworth accepted th 3yrs/15M deal, it's not bad at all.

    Then again, it's George King.
    It might not be a 1st round pick if they sign "A" free agent which is very possible.

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    Re: Yanks Close To Signing Mike Myers

    Quote Originally Posted by sugmasterflex
    So, we give up a 1st round pick for Myers who is a lefty specialist with career ERA of over 4? Horrible move. Lefty specialst would be one of the easier postions to fill internally through Leiter or Matt Smith.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/player...?playerId=3147

    If Farnsworth accepted the 3yrs/15M deal, it's not that bad.

    Then again, it's George King.
    We're going to get a pick from whoever signs Gordon, it seems he's almost out the door.

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    Re: Yanks Close To Signing Mike Myers

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankees1962
    It might not be a 1st round pick if they sign "A" free agent which is very possible.
    I don't like giving up any pick in the top 3 rounds for him. Why not go after Joey Eischen who is a type C, better, and wouldn't cost us a pick (Nats would get 2nd rd. supplemental)?
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    Re: Yanks Close To Signing Mike Myers

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankees13
    We're going to get a pick from whoever signs Gordon, it seems he's almost out the door.
    Doesn't mean we just throw away the pick we already have.
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    Re: Yanks Close To Signing Mike Myers

    Quote Originally Posted by sugmasterflex
    I don't like giving up any pick in the top 3 rounds for him. Why not go after Joey Eischen who is a type C, better, and wouldn't cost us a pick (Nats would get 2nd rd. supplemental)?
    Now, you're changing the argument from a 1st round pick to any pick in the top 3 rounds. Anyhow, against lefty batters the last three years Myers has a .595 OPS while Eischen's had a .705 OPS. Myers has been pitching in the AL, so the Yankees know all about him and have liked him for a while and tried to get him from Seattle a couple of years ago.

    I do understand your argument about the draft choice.

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    Re: Yanks Close To Signing Mike Myers

    Quote Originally Posted by sugmasterflex
    Doesn't mean we just throw away the pick we already have.
    Do we lose our pick with Myers? I thought Type B FAs were a supplemental round pick, not a first round pick. I'm not too sure how the system works.

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    Re: Yanks Close To Signing Mike Myers

    Wait...refresh my memory, so if Myers is a type B what exactly do we lose?
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    Re: Yanks Close To Signing Mike Myers

    I would be shocked if it's actually Mike Myers that would cost the Yankees a first round pick. You don't think they are going to sign ANYONE else higher on the compensation list? Plus, Mike Myers, as bad as he is, has about 10 times the chance of contributing more to the Yankees than the average 3rd round pick.

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    Re: Yanks Close To Signing Mike Myers

    Typical New York Post

    While there was a rumor yesterday -- in the wake of the high-priced deals given B.J. Ryan and Billy Wagner -- that the Yankees were close to signing Farnsworth and lefty Mike Myers, it was shot down by general manager Brian Cashman.

    "We're obviously making our phone calls to clubs and agents," Cashman said, "but nothing to show for it at this point
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    Myers, who pitched for the Red Sox this season, said he does not yet have an offer from the Yankees (who may be trying to avoid giving up draft picks by waiting until after the Dec. 7 deadline for teams to offer arbitration to their free agents).
    http://www.nj.com/sports/ledger/inde...070.xml&coll=1

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    Re: Yanks Close To Signing Mike Myers

    Quote Originally Posted by Mattingly Sideburns
    I would be shocked if it's actually Mike Myers that would cost the Yankees a first round pick. You don't think they are going to sign ANYONE else higher on the compensation list? Plus, Mike Myers, as bad as he is, has about 10 times the chance of contributing more to the Yankees than the average 3rd round pick.
    Yeah I was thinking that. I would say there's little realistic chance that the Yankees won't sign a Type A FA.

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    Re: Yanks Close To Signing Mike Myers

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankees13
    Do we lose our pick with Myers? I thought Type B FAs were a supplemental round pick, not a first round pick. I'm not too sure how the system works.
    In regard to Type B free agents, the signing team loses a first round pick, but if the signing team signs other free agent players that are rated higher than that type "B" player then the draft choices goes in order of the player rankings.

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    Re: Yanks Close To Signing Mike Myers

    I don't like the idea of a specialist for that kindoff money and a pick. I know picks don't usually end up being much, but in the big picture whoever is drafted is trade bait that will allow us to keep some of our better prospects. Look at Stanton's numbers versus lefties last year, they were great, and he didn't last. If the pen is shallow like last year he'll end up pitching to a righty eventually and loose his job. He could work, but i think it makes more sense to try a young guy in that role.

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    Re: Yanks Close To Signing Mike Myers

    I think thi sgets done, and is hush-hush until after Dec. 7th. No use giving up a potential 1st rounder for him, even if we will get one back for Gordon.

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    Re: Yanks Close To Signing Mike Myers

    Quote Originally Posted by mbn007
    I think thi sgets done, and is hush-hush until after Dec. 7th. No use giving up a potential 1st rounder for him, even if we will get one back for Gordon.
    It's too late for being hush-hush if NY papers are reporting on it. Also, I'll be surprise if the Red Sox don't offer arbitration anyway, since I don't think they have any other lefty relievers under contract.

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    Re: Yanks Close To Signing Mike Myers

    I'd be plenty happy if the Yanks signed Farnsworth and Meyers...hopefully these rumors are true.
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    Re: Yanks Close To Signing Mike Myers

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankees13
    We're going to get a pick from whoever signs Gordon, it seems he's almost out the door.
    who cares. honestly - he is arguably the worst post season pitcher in memory. just let the guy go.

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    I don't want him if he is going to cost us a 1st round pick. He isn't worth it.
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    Re: Yanks Close To Signing Mike Myers

    Quote Originally Posted by MisterNovember
    I'd be plenty happy if the Yanks signed Farnsworth and Meyers...hopefully these rumors are true.
    I'm with you on that. That means we would have one more competent lefty in the pen then we did all of last year.
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    Re: Yanks Close To Signing Mike Myers

    Quote Originally Posted by NewEraYanks2527
    I'm with you on that. That means we would have one more competent lefty in the pen then we did all of last year.
    Or the year before, unless I forgot someone! I'd also be glad if we brought in both Myers and Farnsworth. Compliment to Mo and Sturtze, mix and match some internal solutions (with 2 of the 7 starters available in the pen as well) and you've got the makings of a "reliable" pen. At this point I'll take reliable.
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