Astros Win Arbitration Hearing With Wandy

The Astros won their arbitration hearing with Wandy Rodriguez, according to MLB.com's Alyson Footer (via Twitter). Rodriguez will earn $5MM in 2010, instead of the $7MM he was asking for.

Rodriguez, 31, pitched to a 3.02 ERA in 205.2 innings for the Astros last year, with 8.4 K/9 and 2.8 BB/9. The lefty won't become a free agent until after the 2011 season.


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13 Comments on "Astros Win Arbitration Hearing With Wandy"


Devern Hansack
5 years 6 months ago

This a major win for the Astros.

Guest
5 years 6 months ago

I agree. I still couldn’t see Wandy winning though. Last year was a career year and I think this is a major win for the Astros as well. Not only did this save them money, but Wandy could have a huge 2010 season.

Devern Hansack
5 years 6 months ago

This a major win for the Astros.

Redbirds16
5 years 6 months ago

I thought Wandy had a decent case. Huge win for the ‘stros.

Redbirds16
5 years 6 months ago

I thought Wandy had a decent case. Huge win for the ‘stros.

bjsguess
5 years 6 months ago

Surprised the Stros won. Seemed like $7m was pretty fair for a 2nd year arb.

bjsguess
5 years 6 months ago

Surprised the Stros won. Seemed like $7m was pretty fair for a 2nd year arb.

Mister D
5 years 6 months ago

He was only 14-12!!!

5 years 6 months ago

Having a 54% win total has no bearing on how good you are if your team sucks as bad as The Astros….

Mister D
5 years 6 months ago

My comment was extremely sarcastic.

Mister D
5 years 6 months ago

He was only 14-12!!!

Oliver86
5 years 6 months ago

I think $7MM was a bit steep, considering this was his first REAL breakout year in which he FINALLY lived up to his potential. If he can give us another year like that, then I think he’s entitled to ask for $7MM + for another season or so. But given his history of inconsistency, I think the Astros were right to reward him for 2009, but not invest that much in 2010 just yet. Hopefully this year he can prove that he has finally arrived, and that 2009 wasn’t just a fluke.

Oliver86
5 years 6 months ago

I think $7MM was a bit steep, considering this was his first REAL breakout year in which he FINALLY lived up to his potential. If he can give us another year like that, then I think he’s entitled to ask for $7MM + for another season or so. But given his history of inconsistency, I think the Astros were right to reward him for 2009, but not invest that much in 2010 just yet. Hopefully this year he can prove that he has finally arrived, and that 2009 wasn’t just a fluke.