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Astros talking Rodriguez, Myers, Lee and cash

Posted on: December 5, 2011 8:18 pm
DALLAS -- The Astros may have an interim general manager (Dave Gottfried) as they work toward under new owner Jim Crane, but the mandate remains the same: Cut and chop as major rebuilding continues.

The Astros are looking to trade pitchers Wandy Rodriguez and Brett Myers along with outfielder Carlos Lee, and to get that task done, they're telling teams here that they'll pay half of the salaries of Myers and Lee.

Rodriguez? With pitching scarce on the free agent market, the Astros are holding out hope that they can make him their biggest score. Rodriguez is due $10 million in 2011 and $13 million in 2012, and the Astros as of now do not intend to pick up any portion of that.

Sources say the Astros will field inquiries while waiting for free agent lefty Mark Buehrle to sign. That will help establish the market and then the Astros feel like they'll have a better idea of what they can get for Rodriguez, who went 11-11 with a 3.49 ERA in 30 starts for Houston last summer.

Myers (7-14, 4.46) is due $11 million in 2012 with a club option for $10 million in 2013 with a $3 million buyout. Lee (.275/.342/.446 with 18 homers and 94 RBI in 155 games) is due $18.5 million in 2012, the final year of his contract.


Since: May 18, 2010
Posted on: December 5, 2011 11:17 pm

Astros talking Rodriguez, Myers, Lee and cash

Wow was Wandy Rodriguez ever considered good enough to get that contract?

Since: Sep 1, 2009
Posted on: December 5, 2011 10:49 pm

Astros talking Rodriguez, Myers, Lee and cash

Being an Astros fan-I can't tell how dissapointing I have been over managements decisions the last 4 plus years.  We need a new minor league scout and to bring players up through our ranks. I do agree in trading Myers and Lee-both are "dead beats"! But sighning Burhle is not the answer.

Paitently waiting,
Astros Fan

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