Saturday, July 21, 2012
White Sox Get Brett Myers From The Astros
The White Sox have added somebody to their bullpen that isn't a rookie, trading for Brett Myers from the Houston Astros.
As according to Ken Rosenthal, anyway, and I'm not sure why he'd be making it up.
As for what the Sox are sending to Houston in return, it's minor league pitchers Matt Heidenreich and Blair Walters. Considering that I hadn't heard of either before this trade took place, I'm not all that worried about what the Sox lose here.
Besides, from the sound of things, Houston seemed more interested in just getting rid of Myers than getting a return for him.
Myers is still owed roughly $5 million for the rest of this season and he has a vesting option for $10 million in 2013. However, as Ken Rosenthal informs us, the White Sox will only have to pay $1 million of the money still owed to Myers.
As for his vesting option, it can be bought out for $3 million if he reaches the required 45 games finished for it to kick in. Myers is at 29 games already this season, but seeing as how he won't be the closer here, I don't see this becoming a problem.
As for the trade itself, it's been pretty obvious -- this week especially -- that the White Sox need help in the bullpen, so from a baseball standpoint, as long as we didn't give up anything major for him -- and I don't think we'd have to -- then I'm fine with it.
From a personal standpoint, however, I'm not a huge fan of Brett Myers. Something about punching your wife in the face just doesn't sit right with me.