Brian McTaggart of the Houston Chronicle has the lowdown on the Astros.
- Again the word "tweak" is thrown around in regard to the Astros’ offseason. So I would not expect a major signing or trade.
- Regarding C.C. Sabathia, owner Drayton McLane said, "That might be way out of our league."
- The Astros will try to re-sign Randy Wolf and LaTroy Hawkins. It would still make sense to sign a starter if Wolf is retained. GM Ed Wade has flexibility to go past last year’s $90MM payroll.
- The ’Stros will apparently go with internal options in center field. At catcher, they’ll look for someone to complement J.R. Towles. Pretty much all the catchers out there are short-term options anyway.