Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Astros in "extensive" talks with Florida

Within Evan Grant's Dallas Morning-News blog, we see a brief nugget about the Astros interest in reliever Matt Lindstrom:

"Talks with Astros, according to a Florida official, were more extensive."

This is interesting, no? Lindstrom is arbitration-eligible for the first time in 2010, after recording 15 saves for the Marlins in 2009 with a 5.89 ERA/1.65 WHIP. This is after posting two pretty stellar seasons in relief in 2007/2008. Strikeouts were down, walks were up last year, and he gave up five home runs, so this would be a job for Arnsberg.

What say you?