Luhnow: Astros Not Shopping Myers

Astros closer Brett Myers is not on the trading block, GM Jeff Luhnow told Mark Berman of FOX 26 Sports in Houston (Twitter links). Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported over the weekend that the Astros were shopping the right-hander.

Myers transitioned to the bullpen this spring after spending most of the past four seasons in the rotation. The 31-year-old has pitched effectively in his first two appearances as Houston's closer, for what it's worth. He'll earn $11MM in 2012 and figures to be involved in many trade rumors this summer if he continues pitching well. For now, however, Luhnow says the Astros are not discussing trades with other teams.

12 Responses to Luhnow: Astros Not Shopping Myers Leave a Reply

  1. Kevin Gregg for Brett Myers straight up!
    I mean who could beat a bullpen with Brandon Lyon and Kevin Gregg?
    It would be right there with Marmol and Gregg!
    Heck even Alphonse and Gaston couldn’t even top that Dynamic Duo!

  2. Translation: Nobody is offering anything good enough yet so we’ll hold out while Myers builds more value.

  3. trevorc 3 years ago

    Finally an Astros GM that understands the power of posturing.  

  4. davengmusic 3 years ago

    seems pretty risky, since teams in immediate need might fill the hole by the time the deadline rolls around.  or myers could fall on his face as well.

    then again, it’s the astros.  no hurry to do anything right now, really.

  5. Kyle Cotton 3 years ago

    why would we trade our closer when as a team we are playing well right now. this is what I hate about guys like Billy Bean. they’ll move someone to another position or waste money on a big name free agent only to trade him for propects that never pan out. keep Myers off the block as long as the astros are playing well.

  6. Smrtbusnisman04 3 years ago

    I don’t get Luhnow. I thought the whole purpose of moving Myers to the bullpen was to limit his innings pitched this season. A healthy Brett Myers could be extremely valuable to a team who could use pitching (the Yankees or Tigers). Limiting his innings would have increased Myers’s value at the deadline.

    Luhnow, what are you doing??!? You’re not keeping Brett long term!!!

  7. Maybe they can ship Myers to the Phillies for a couple of prospects who won’t pan out.  And if salary is an issue, maybe the Phillies can get their AAAstros to eat most of it.

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