Saturday, December 13, 2008

Richard Justice on the Astros' last 12 hours...

Justice has his own take on the Astros last 12 hours, in which the Astros let Wigginton go and thanked-but-no-thanked Roy's offer to help make the team better.

There are some nuggets in there, clues or indications on what Easy Eddie is thinking. Among them:

Chris Johnson--and Bud Norris--will be given every opportunity to make the club out of spring training. Wesley Wright could also get a shot at the rotation.

Humberto Quintero and J.R. Towles will compete for the catching job. But the Astros will take a long look at Lou Palmisano. Edge goes to Q.

Then the obvious, "Unless something changes, Jose Valverde and Miguel Tejada will be with the Astros when the 2009 season begins."