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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.


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Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: December 7, 2011 11:23 pm
 

Astros talking Rodriguez, Myers, Lee and cash

in order to trade someone he has to have signed with the team first and albert is a FA



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: December 7, 2011 4:30 pm
 

Astros talking Rodriguez, Myers, Lee and cash

But sighning Burhle is not the answer
Reread the article -- the Astros are NOT signing Burhle.  They are waiting for Burhle to sign with another team so they can see what his contract is and, by comparison, get a better idea on Rodriquez's value on the market and what they can expect in a trade.



Since: Sep 28, 2010
Posted on: December 7, 2011 10:54 am
 

Astros talking Rodriguez, Myers, Lee and cash

Pay 3/4 of Lee's 2012 salary and you might start getting offers. Johnny Damon is a FA and made around 4 million last year. Nobody will pay 9 million for Lee if Damon is available for less than half



Since: Jun 20, 2010
Posted on: December 7, 2011 2:24 am
 

Astros talking Rodriguez, Myers, Lee and cash

***BREAKING NEWS***



The Los Angeles Angels have pulled off a massive 3-way trade with the St. Louis Cardinals and the Miami Marlins.  The exact details of the trade are not clear yet, but the key players involved are Albert Pujols, Hanley Rameriz, Kendry Morales, and Vernon Wells, with Pujols and Hanley Rameriz going to the Angels for a handful of players and also cash considerations  The St. Louis Cardinals who were able to offer Albert Pujols the best contract available to him as far as money and total years goes will sign and trade away Pujols for players from both the Angels and the Marlins.  After signing Pujols, the Cardinals will then trade him to the Angels who will in turn send a combination of players to both the Cardinals and the Miami Marlins.  The Miami Marlins will then send Hanley Rameriz to the Angels.  The following players from the Angles will be going to either the Cardinals or the Marlins, Los Angeles Angel Kendry Morales, Vernon Wells, Alberto Callaspo, Jerome Williams, Fernando Rodney, and either Erik Aybar or Maicer Izturis will be going to either the Cardinals or the Marlins.   It is not clear what players from the Cardinals and the Marlins will also be involved in the trade, but Jon Jay of the Cardinals and Gaby Sanchez of the Marlins have been possible names mentioned. 


Look for more detailed information on this trade to be available in the next couple of days.

   Larry Dobrow, CBSsports.com   




Since: Aug 24, 2009
Posted on: December 6, 2011 1:35 pm
 

Astros talking Rodriguez, Myers, Lee and cash

The Astros are not signing Burhle!   They just want to see how much he signs for to get an idea what they can get for Wandy.





Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: December 6, 2011 12:19 pm
 

Astros talking Rodriguez, Myers, Lee and cash

Astros might as well move to AA.........They better drop their ticket prices alot!



Since: Nov 18, 2007
Posted on: December 6, 2011 8:09 am
 

Astros talking Rodriguez, Myers, Lee and cash

Wandy is a decent starter who tends to have shaky Aprils. He's good as the 2 or 3 starter, but not good enough to be a staff ace.



Since: Dec 6, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 2:32 am
 

Astros talking Rodriguez, Myers, Lee and cash

Is Wandy Worth it? Here's a list of 2011 pitchers with 3.49 ERA or higher, 12 wins or more, and their paycheck:
   Three get paid more than Wandy.

Yovani Gallardo    &nb
sp;     &n
bsp;      17-10     3.52    3.5 M

Zack Greinke    &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;     &n
bsp;   16-6     &
nbsp; 3.83   13.5 M

Derek Holland    &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;     &n
bsp;  16-5     &
nbsp; 3.95    431,810

Daniel Hudson     
;     &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;  16-12     3.49    419,000

Ivan Nova     &
nbsp;     
      
;       16-4     &
nbsp; 3.70    432,900

Max Scherzer          
;     &nbs
p;    16-9     &
nbsp; 4.43     600,000

Colby Lewis     
         
;     &nbs
p;   14-10     4.40     2 M

Aaron Harang     
;     &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;   14-7     &
nbsp; 3.64    3.5 M

Rick Porcello    &nb
sp;     &n
bsp;     &
nbsp;     14-9     &
nbsp; 4.75    1.536 M

Javiar Vasquez        
;     &nbs
p;    13-11     3.69     7 M

Randy Wolf     &
nbsp;         
;     &nbs
p;  13-10     3.69      9.5 M

Mark Buehrle    &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;     &n
bsp;   13-9       3.59    14  M

Shaun Marcum       
;     &nbs
p;    13-7       3.54     3.95

Jaime Garcia     
;        
;     &nbs
p;  13-7     &
nbsp; 3.56     437,000

Dillon Gee     &n
bsp;     &
nbsp;     
      
; 13-6     &
nbsp; 4.43     Unknown

Alexi Ogano     
      
;     &nbs
p;    13-8     &
nbsp; 3.51     30,150

Bruce Chen     &
nbsp;     
      
;    12-8     &
nbsp; 3.77     &
nbsp; 2 M

Freddy Garcia     
;     &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;  12-8     &
nbsp; 3.62      1.5  M

Ted Lilly     
      
;     &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;     12-14     3.87      8.2  M

Jake Westbrook    &n
bsp;     &
nbsp;     
12-9     &
nbsp; 4.66      8  M

John Lackey     
;     &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;     12-12     6.41     &
nbsp; 15.95  M

Kevin Correia        
;     &nbs
p;    12-11     6.41     &
nbsp;  4  M

Edwin Jackson    &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;     &n
bsp;  12-9     &
nbsp; 3.79      8.75

Gavin Floyd     
      
;     &nbs
p;      12-1     &
nbsp; 4.37      5  M

Joe Saunders    &nb
sp;     &n
bsp;     &
nbsp;    12-13     3.69     5.5  M

David Price     
      
;     &nbs
p;     &nb
sp; 12-13     3.49     2  M

Kyle McClellan    &n
bsp;     &
nbsp;     
   12-7     &
nbsp; 4.19   1.375 M

Trevor Cahill     
;     &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;     12-7     &
nbsp; 4.19     440,000

Mike Leake     
          
;     &nbs
p;    12-9     &
nbsp; 3.86    425,000

Josh Tomlin     
;         
;     &nbs
p;    12-7     &
nbsp; 4.25      417,200





Since: Mar 11, 2008
Posted on: December 6, 2011 12:00 am
 

Astros talking Rodriguez, Myers, Lee and cash

Wandy has been plenty good enough for that kind of money.  The problem is the team he is on...he'll never get 15 wins with the Astros.



Since: Mar 26, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 11:56 pm
 

Astros talking Rodriguez, Myers, Lee and cash

Sounds like a plan to me. Get rid of these guys that the organization signed as cornerstones while paying half of their salary and picking up second tier prospects that won't ever be on a pre-September roster outside of Houston. Now that is how you change leagues to excite a fan base that has been following the club since they were the Colts!


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