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Phillies Lock Up More Homegrown Talent in Brett Myers

Yesterday evening, the Phillies announced that they avoided two years of arbitration and one year of free agency by signing Brett Myers to a three year, $25.75 million deal.

Myers will turn 27 towards the end of the 2007 season, so he is still considered relatively young and for the past two seasons his ERA has been approximately 20% above the league average while among the league leaders in strikeouts.

The deal is not without risk for the Phillies however, as Myers had a well-publicized run-in with the Boston police in June. All reports indicate that Myers has his home-life in order, but this history may be one reason why the deal is only for three years.

Read more:

- Phillies press release

- Further analysis at Balls, Sticks, & Stuff

- Myers’ June arrest in Boston

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