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Brett Myers

Of the many things one could say about Brett Myers, two of them are exactly what the Red Sox need: he is an innings eater and he is consistent. Myers is at the low end of the three solid pitchers the Astros have: Wandy Rodriguez, Bud Norris, and Myers. He is coming off a season in which he went 7-14 with a 4.46 ERA for the league worst Astros. While those numbers come off as pretty average, his peripherals of a 4.26 FIP and 3.75 xFIP show that he wasn't so bad. He also put up pretty nice strikeout to walk numbers, striking out 6.67 per nine and walking just 2.38. Those stats show that, while Myers is definitely not a top of the rotation pitcher, he'd be a great addition for the #5 spot. Since the Yankees acquired Hiroki Kuroda and Michael Pineda the other day, it looks like the Red Sox will need a strong rotation to compete in the AL East. I think that having Myers as the #5 starter would be a solid move. However, then comes the issue of who to trade for him as the Red Sox already traded their two biggest trade chips (Lowrie and Reddick) this offseason. I think the Red Sox could get away with trading Sean Coyle and Jackie Bradley Jr. to the Astros. Sean Coyle, as a second baseman, will be going nowhere with Dustin Pedroia at the front of the line, and the Red Sox have a glut of outfield prospects so Bradley can go. I think this would be a solid move that would really help the Sox.


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