The Giants announced they’ve acquired right-hander Tobias Myers from the Guardians in exchange for cash considerations. Cleveland had designated him for assignment last week. Myers has been optioned to Triple-A Sacramento, while Anthony DeSclafani was transferred from the 15-day to the 60-day injured list in a corresponding move.
Myers has still yet to reach the majors, but he’s now been traded three times as a professional. Originally drafted by the Orioles in 2016, he was sent to the Rays at the following year’s trade deadline. Myers spent the next few seasons in the Tampa Bay system but was slated to be eligible for the Rule 5 draft last offseason were he not added to the 40-man roster. The Rays apparently weren’t prepared to do so, but they acquired low level outfield prospect Junior Caminero from the Guardians, who did select his contract.
The addition didn’t pan out as Cleveland had hoped, as Myers struggled badly over his couple months in the organization. He made 14 starts with Triple-A Columbus, allowing six earned runs per nine innings with a meager 14.1% strikeout rate and an elevated 11.6% walk percentage. The Guardians fairly quickly moved on, but the Giants will take a shot at getting him back on track.
Myers had quite strong strikeout and walk numbers during his final season in the Rays’ organization. Between the top two minor league levels in 2021, he struck out more than 30% of opponents against just a 5.8% walk rate. Myers’ fly-ball ways led to some home run issues and a solid but unspectacular 3.90 ERA, but he’s flashed enough upside against high-level hitters to catch the attention of the San Francisco front office. He’s only in his first of three minor league option years and is still 23 years old, so there’s plenty of developmental time if the Giants are willing to keep him on the 40-man roster for the long haul.
As for DeSclafani, his IL transfer was only a matter of time. The right-hander is soon to undergo surgery to repair a torn tendon in his right ankle. He’ll miss the rest of the season.
Giants, be serious!!!
WORLD SERIES BOUND!
It’d be more than the Padres have done this past decade. When are the Padres going to win anything bud???
John Rocker Fan Club
It’s amazing how this guy comes on, pretends to be a Padres fan, and does nothing but spout “lol giants” or whatever. Yet still pisses people off so much there are multiple accounts just to troll him back.
last time the Padres have made it to the world series kitty?
Expect him to start Friday. That may be it if he walks 5 per 9 in AAA
depth starter – makes sense to get a guy to stash for now since you won’t have disco to eat innings and junis still isn’t back yet – and boyd with a setback.
Bart Harley Jarvis
Tobias Myers @ForeverGiant
More dumpster diving from Farhan
Indeed. This collection of Old, tired unproductive has beens mixed in with a bunch of waiver wire cast offs is hilarious
They’re Terrible. ESPN was looping the defensive errors and the announcers were just howling in laughter. LOL
The Giants aren’t terrible, your posts are. Your vision is blurred when you see orange and black. What’s even more laughable is your thinking that the Padres are one to boast! Do they even have a title? Year in, year out the Giants stay relevant even through a rebuild. I give the Giants props for staying competitive even in an injury plagued year!
Staying competitive? LOL like that 98 Loss season in 2017 and finishing below .500 in 2018, 2019 and 2020
Whose vision is blurred ?
oh burn, the giants had a losing season I bet the padres have – oh wait a minute… two seasons over .500 in the last 15 years.
The Giants are terrible. they are one of the highest revenues any team but13th in payroll. The owners decided they are going to pocket the money and operate of the cheap. The Giants have no really good players and the farm is not loaded with potential stars. Last year a bunch of old players had career years I have been a fan since I was 10 and I am 52 now and I am fed up with the direction of this team currently.
What’s terrible is your post. The Giants have been terrible lately, mostly because they’ve had so many injuries, but it’s clearly baseball stupidity to call a team above .500, with a shot at the WC about half way through the season, terrible.
It’s obvious you’re also ill-informed on the Giants minor league system. Their farm is ranked about 10th, and some outlets have them higher. And guys like Luciano. Matos, and Harrison have the potential to be all-stars.
You really shouldn’t post things when you don’t know what you’re talking about. It only makes you appear ignorant.
It’s a moot point since @FakeTonySD19 isn’t a Padres fan, but how stupid is it for him to drag up years from the past, 2017 through 2020, when the Giants finished below .500, when SD, over an 11 year span, 2011 through 2021, finished over .500 only once, losing at least 91 games in 4 of those years?
It’s really the height of stupidity to choose a team to falsely claim allegiance to, that has such a poor record, in comparison with the Giants. But I think that says all that anyone needs to know about @FakeTonySD19’s intelligence.
Talk about old, who even watches ESPN anymore ?
TonyGywnnSD19 still haven’t heard from you bud! When are the Padres going to win anything? They have as many championships as you have women!
We’re gonna win Tonight when Joe carves up those weakasss bats you got. LOL
TonyGywnnSD19 isn’t a Padres fan at all. He’s a Dodger fan playing both sides of his rivals. He pisses off Padre fans as much as Giants fans! He’s probably too young to have ever seen Gywnn play.
“He’s a Dodger fan” – wtf don’t pawn him off on US, dude
@ semut. LOL. apologies man. Though I’m fairly certain he is a Dodger fan (albeit not a good one), I think in reality he’s more of a Giants hater (and no fan of Pads either) more than anything else.
He’s actually a Yankee’s fan. Not to besmirch other Yankee fans, some of whom, unlike FakeTonySD19, I find quite reasonable. He admitted to that long ago when he went by @rightyspecialist.
In addition to being a Yankees fam, he also said he was living in SF, at least at that time, and thought Giants fans were low-IQ about baseball (his words). Apparently that’s why he embarked on his mission to insult the Giants and their fans as much as possible, without any redeeming value concerning baseball.
It’s such an odd leap of logic. He thinks he has superior baseball knowledge, but offers nothing like stats, or cogent baseball facts. He thinks the Giants fan base is low-IQ, but offers no evidence of his supposed superior baseball IQ, and instead addresses it by trolling Giants articles. I don’t get it, but something upstairs is clearly amiss.
Zaidi trying not to bust the Giants payroll
what else do you think he should do – I bet he could sign one of all of the guys on the market – or all of the guys available for trade right now.
I think he should have had a more realistic sense of what they were losing in the off-season and actually spent money to replace the talent. This dumpster diving is beyond old. I’m over it and I’m over this team until they start acting like they play in a big market.
Maybe like some cheese to go with that whine?
I love it when fans say FZ should have addressed some issue, without saying how. I guess, it’s just easier that way. If you don’t say who FZ should have signed, then you don’t have to deal with that players weaknesses.
I admit, that I was disappointed that FZ didn’t sign Seiya Suzuki, or re-sign Gausman, but those non-moves may turn out to be the correct things to do, when we have the gift of hindsight.
As it is, the Cubs significantly overpaid for Suzuki. And no team knows Gausman as well as the Giants. So their decision to let him walk is interesting, they certainly could have afforded him. But they know way more than I do, and I have to trust they know what they’re doing.
Plus, we don’t know which guys the Giants tried to sign, who just opted for other teams. But if you think there’s a guy, or guys, that they obviously missed on, I would be interested in hearing who he/they are.
Well, I’ll jump on in. I’d like Contreras or Murphy. (Right handed power bat needed)! Judge. A star infielder in their 20’s. Lastly, a good SP. The infield is aging and we need to get some youth in there.
Oh yeah, SP Ohtani!!
At least you named some names, but I was addressing those saying that FZ should have done more this past offseason. As to those you named, I can see Contreras as a DH, except we already have plenty of those. But adding a new catcher 2/3’s of the way through a season is a problem for him learning a new staff, and the staff learning to work with a new catcher.
The other thing about Contreras is he has poor reviews as a defensive catcher. He can hit, no doubt, but not sure it’s worth going in that direction.
As to Murphy, I’m not sure he’s much of an upgrade over Bart. Once he started playing full time he’s been league average. It’s too early to know whether Bart can be effective with the bat or not. But I heard Dave Fleming and Hunter Pence talking about Carl Yastrzemski, and how he struggled initially. So I compared their numbers.
In Yaz’s first half season, 78 games, he had a .672 OPS.
In Bart’s career so far, 72 games, he has a .614 OPS.
Not saying he can be Yaz, but if a guy can struggle like that, and wind up in the HoF, then it’s too soon to give up on Bart.
And as to Ohtani, the competition will be fierce. And if he leaves the Angels, whoever signs him will be extremely lucky.
The guy is 23, apparently they feel there’s some potential.
There are multiple teams doing this kind of acquisition at the trade deadline, EVERY year.
I don’t think I have ever seen a season go all the way into July without at least a somewhat notable trade happening. I enjoy deadline day trades as much as anyone, but i don’t want them to ONLY take place then. Some of the better trades in history took place in May and June.
well there are a few reasons – one with the expanded playoffs teams will wait longer to see where they are, two competitive teams are going to wait to the deadline to see what they need and pay less for a rental – and there are a lot more fringy teams than in previous years. there are a few divisions that are more or less locked but a lot are really competitive this year that weren’t in the past
I figure that the more teams in the playoffs, the MORE chance there should be for trading. If you are a team in the middle trying to squeeze your way in, you cannot afford to wait for other teams to build up as well. A team like Milwaukee should have learned that lesson last year when they picked up Adames in May and turned their season around. That May pickup usually provides a spark for a team needing a spark.
A former prospect needing a change of scenery because has either struggled or been passed by a more pedigreed prospect is the ideal pick up for a team in the middle like Seattle, Cleveland, or Philadelphia. Best case scenario, you get a spark and work your way in the playoff mix. If it doesn’t work, then you can always flip him in July. Some possibilities would be Bobby Dalbec, Keston Hiura, Dom Smith, JD Davis, and Victor Robles. All of them are toiling on the bench and the price for them would probably be a reliever and/or a middling prospect. And any of them have the potential to get hot because they have all done it in the majors before.
None of the names you mentioned—save perhaps Davis—are an upgrade for the Giants. They should have signed an everyday RH bat over the winter, but they didn’t. Freddie Freeman, too. But here we are and I have to believe FZ & Harris will do something more than dumpster dive this winter.
I didn’t mention the Giants anywhere in my comment. I mentioned Seattle, Cleveland, and Philly. Granted it was not really fully on topic, but I was just talking about trading in general as opposed to a specific team.
Something has been off about the International League this year – strikeouts are way down for a number of prospects. There’s some speculation on Twitter that they’re using some different ball.
Myers’ fortunes changed really quickly. If he had been even passable at AAA he would have made a few spot starts for Cleveland. Those went to the likes of Kirk McCarty and Tanner Tully instead. Good pull by the Giants, he has all his options and he’s flashed enough talent before for us to think he can be turned around
Yeah, I noticed too, that Myers had decent numbers at every level until AAA. It’s possible, even probable, that some factor other, than his ability, is involved. It’ll be interesting to follow his progress, or lack thereof.
Anybody else immediately think of tim beckham
Anyone else immediately think guardians is a dumb name
Roast – if you think about it, aren’t most team names objectively dumb?
No, but every time I see the name Tim Beckham it reminds me of Buster Posey…
Hey the Rays made a great choice. Beckham is still active in AAA. That other guy is not even in baseball anymore.
Hall of Fame vs Hall of Shame. Oh Timmeh.
Finally, we contenders now
In nurse follars
Don’t you just love it when fantasy nerds dump on actual athletes who play the hardest sport on earth? This guy may not be bob feller but he’s made more money as a professional baseball player than you experts ever will. And if he actually pitches to one batter in one regular season major league game, isn’t that the dream?
what is the hardest sport on earth? baseball?
ever play rugby? water polo? boxing?
I played water polo in college…there are not any sissies playing that sport. I got out of position in the “hole” and got hit so hard with an elbow that it literally knocked me out. I floated down a few feet, woke up and got out. Luckily I did not break my orbital bone, but did get 2 black eyes and my face was swollen for a good week…
Ever play Table tennis, darts, corn hole, or synchronized swimming?
There’s a new daddy in town. A discipline daddy.
Something that says “dad likes leather”..
Tobias Myers – there is quite some rhyme in that name. Will he replace “Disco” in San Francisco?
Dont understand how Giants fans are complaining about this, kids been excellent every year until this one and they got him for nothing.
What’s really off the mark is focusing on the age of any team. This season the 6 oldest teams among position players are:
Dodgers – 29.7
Astros – 29.7
Mets – 29.8
Reds – 30.0
Giants – 30.5
Yankees – 30.6
Obviously, with 4 of those teams leading their divisions, age doesn’t appear to be a problem
Among the age of pitching staffs, the 8 oldest are:
Astros – 29.5
Jays – 28.8
Braves – 28.9
Cubs – 30.1
Padres – 30.3
D’backs – 30.3
Mets – 30.6
Red Sox – 30.8
6 of those 8 are contending for the playoffs. The division leading Astros and Mets are on both lists. And yet they both appear to be among the favorites to win it all. Clearly, it isn’t how old the players are (within reason), it’s about how good they are.
I’m no stats guru, but I did read “How to Lie with Statistics.” The thing those average age numbers tell me is that the better players have longer careers, & the better teams tend to have more of those better players on their rosters. In other words, it’s not the age but the skills that correlate.
No offense to support 8 solid innings from Webb. Guess he had to pitch a no hitter and be the DH if he’s going to get a win.