Texas Rangers looking for low cost relief. They talked to Brett Myers agent. Team looking at 1 year. Myers trolling for a multiyear deal.Now, I know Brett Myers has put together some strong seasons in the past as a starting pitcher, but I cannot understand why he would be looking for a multi year contract right now? Has Myers's value ever been lower?
Myers has missed substantial time in each of the past two years because of various ailments and injuries and as a result, he is no longer thought of as a top flight starting pitcher. If Myers was seriously interested in maximizing his value, then shouldn't he go after a one year deal in a place where he has the opportunity to start and hope that he performs up to his ability. If he does this, then he'll be setting himself up nicely for a big contract next winter when he is only 30 years old.
I understand how important financial security is to a baseball player and I can't fault Myers for trying to go for something longer than a one year deal. But the chances of him actually obtaining a multi year contract now are slim and if by chance he does, he'd be selling himself short financially.