Thursday, December 11, 2008

I guess the Astros are serious about keeping Valverde

The Tigers are interested in bolstering their bullpen, specifically in the 9th inning and are looking at six "viable" options:

John Smoltz, Trevor Hoffman, Brandon Lyon, David Weathers, Chad Cordero, Eric Gagne.

Who is not on that list? Jose Valverde.

The Astros are seemingly willing to do anything to shed payroll...anything. But if Valverde isn't an option for a team that will entertain the idea of...say it ain't so...Eric Gagne...let's just say Valverde is probably staying.