MLB Trade Deadline Rumors: Brett Myers

Of all the needs contenders have in the July trading season bullpen help is usually the easiest—and riskiest to acquire. The fluid nature of relievers’ performance makes it a risk to bet too heavily on almost anyone, and consequently also-rans can often turn four months of a hot run by a reliever into respectable trading chips in return. The fact that a contenders’ bullpen woes are most obvious to the fan base right around now only makes the GM’s job tougher. And the flip side is that a reliable reliever that’s available becomes even more valuable. In that light, TheSportsNotebook evaluates Houston closer Brett Myers and where a good fit might be.