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Monday, August 6th, 2007

Yankees Layoff Lefty Myers

Yankees Rumors & News

Yankees Layoff Lefty Myers: “The Yankees designated lefty reliever Mike Myers for assignment after the game last night in an effort to improve their struggling bullpen according to the NY Daily News.

The 38-year old side winder is in the final year of a two-year $2.4 million contract. He appeared in 55 games this year and had a bullpen best ERA of 2.66, but because lefties are hitting .312 off him this season and he is supposedly the lefty specialist he was let go.

‘I was a little taken back by the move,’ Myers said to the Daily News last night. ‘I know I wasn’t doing the job they brought me here to do, so I don’t have any hard feelings.’

Myers’ replacement wasn’t immediately announced but according to Newsday Jim Brower, who played last season for the Padres before being sent to Baltimore, is being brought up. Brower has been playing for triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre as the closer. In 35 appearances he has an ERA of 1.65, 40 strikeouts and 11 walks …

No. 300

Mets Rumors & News

After two tries, Tom Glavine is finally ranked with baseball’s immortals by winning his 300th career game. Glavine pitched six and one third innings, allowing only two runs in the Mets 8-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Glavine is the 23rd pitcher in the game’s history to win at least 300 games and the first lefty since Philadelphia Phillies great Steve Carlton on September 23, 1983.

Glavine is not the first member of the Mets to be a member of the 300 Club. He joins Hall of Famers Warren Spahn, Tom Seaver, and Nolan Ryan, who’ve won 300 games and played for the New York Mets (though Seaver was the only one who spent significant time as a member of the Mets). However, he is the only player to accomplish the feat in a Mets uniform.

While speaking to the press, Glavine remained quite humble, despite his extraordinary success (via the News):

“You try not to get too far ahead of yourself, regardless of what the score is, or what the …

Jets Secret Revealed

Jets Rumors & News

The Jets held their Sunday practice at Fordham University. They simulated a game situation starting with the officials meeting with the head coach before the game, loud stadium music and the playing of the National Anthem.

The game was closed to the public but open to the media.

The green team lost by three points when Mike Nugent failed to hit a 65-yarder to tie it up. Fortunately for Nugent, the would-be NFL record field goal was his only miss of the day. He hit from 26, 53 and 48 yards.

There was more than just bragging rights at stake. Via Randy Lange on the New York Jets website, Eric Mangini had this to say about the winners and losers:

The winning players, he said with a perhaps devilish smile, “are a lot happier than being on the losing team, and that includes the coaches. We have one group grabbing box lunches, the other group grabbing Famous Dave’s, one group watching ‘Sex and the City’ on the way home, the other group watching … I forget what the …

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