McTaggart talked to Ed Wade which (he does often, apparently) and Easy Eddie had this to say about the impending arbitration deadline, which is now just under 26 hours away:
"We've had a lot of conversations about our free agents, the guys who were ranked [by Elias Sports Bureau], and hopefully we'll make the right decisions. Obviously, if we offer and the players decline, then it sets us up in position to have a greater impact in the Draft. But at the same time, if we do offer and the players accept, we have to live with that as well. It's an important decision, and we'll sit down [Tuesday] before we have to make the decision."
It says a lot about the financial flexibility given to Ed that, should a two-time NL leader in saves accept the Astros offer to return, they'll "have to live with that."