Update from yesterday when we learned that the Astros placed Nieve on waivers. Why would they do such a thing? Because, as the Chronicle reminded us repeatedly, Nieve was out of options. So if you're out of options but the club wants to send you to Triple-A, you have to clear waivers. If you're put on waivers, 29 other teams have the right to claim you. We won't get into the psychological effect of effectively being told that no General Manager thinks you'll contribute at the Major League level.
So lucky for Fernando Nieve, the Mets think he'll contribute for them. So long Fernando!