Ed Wade is contacting all sorts of free agents, and going public with it. The latest was starter Jon Lieber, who seems like a bargain and a decent fit for them. Wade was behind the Phillies’ signing of Lieber in ’04.
Lieber will turn 38 in April of next year. He only pitched 78 innings for the Phils in ’07 a strained oblique and a ruptured tendon in his foot. He had surgery on the foot in July. Maybe the Astros can get him on a one-year deal.
Jim Molony’s MLB.com article also mentions that the Astros have reached out to reliever Scott Linebrink. The Astros lost Linebrink to a Padres waiver claim in May of ’03.
It’s been previously stated that Wade has been in touch with Torii Hunter, Aaron Rowand, Luis Castillo, and perhaps Tom Glavine.