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Astros Expected To Keep Wandy Rodriguez, Brett Myers

1:33pm: The Astros will not trade Rodriguez or Myers, tweets Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle

8:18am: The Astros became more open late Friday to the possibility of trading veteran starter Brett Myers, reports Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.  Now, Morosi's colleague Ken Rosenthal tweets that the Astros are fielding offers for Wandy Rodriguez too, though they're not that motivated.

Rodriguez, a 31-year-old southpaw, has a 4.80 ERA, 6.8 K/9, and 3.4 BB/9 on the season in 114.3 innings.  He's under team control through next year.  His 2011 salary will be kept lower in part because the Astros beat him in arbitration for 2010, getting him for $5MM instead of $7MM.  The sample is small, but Rodriguez's July numbers are reminiscent of his breakout 2009 campaign.  He'd be a solid pickup for a team seeking more than a rental, and the Astros shouldn't be afraid to move him.  I wouldn't expect the price to be too different from that of Edwin Jackson.








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