Friday, December 11, 2009

Heyman lists Astros in "winners" category

Unbelievably, Jon Heyman put the Astros in the W column for the off-season so far:

While they overpaid for Lyon, he still makes the ballclub better and will cover the Astros if they don't get closer Jose Valverde back (though Lyon's better as a setup man than closer). Pedro Feliz is dependable at third base (not to mention very reasonable at $4.5 million).


Anonymous said...

I am soooooo tired of the followers of the baseball world repeating what they've read..Keith Law said it was a bad signing and everyone falls in line like well trained children. Believe it or not, the baseball world doesn't hinge on what Keith Law says..B. Lyon got a $550,000 raise from a year ago. A season in which he all but dominated -- in the American League. How is that bad??

Reuben said...

Heyman also mentions earlier that the Phillies were in on Lyon until the Astros got him- was there a more reliable setup guy on the market? I can see why the Phillies would want him- a good insurance policy for Lidge.