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Brett Myers – This wasn’t a very eventful deal, but I really enjoyed having Brett Myers in Houston. He convinced management to give him a shot to start and not close in 2010 and it went really well. Really well. 14-8 with a 3.14 ERA and 180 K’s well.
The magic wore off in 2011 and in 2012 he was back in a relief role, but he was struggling as the team’s closer and the club flipped him to the Chicago White Sox for pitching prospects Matt Heidenreich and Blair Walters. As I said, pretty uneventful. Heidenreich briefly touched AA in 2013 and Walters is now playing for the Joliet Slammers in the Independent League.
The 2013 Cleveland Indians eventually made the postseason, but it wasn’t due to Brett Myers being on the Opening Day roster. The 32-year old Myers went 0-3 with an 8.02 ERA in three starts and was released by the Indians in August and right now… honestly… I don’t know where he is. Not with me, that I can tell you.