Sunday, December 13, 2009

Lyon wants to close, will let Mills do his job

In his introductory press conference yesterday, Brandon Lyon said that he wants to be the closer:

I don’t want to go into any situation and be greedy. Those are decisions I can’t really make, those are decisions that have to come from management. I just want to help the team win. Who wouldn’t want to be in the closer’s role? Obviously, you’d like to be in there and get your team off the field with a win. But if it’s best for the team to pitch in another role, I’ll do that.”

And the Astros may not be done with free agency:
We still have a little bit of pocket change left. There’s money left and money remaining for the rest of this month and the month of January could put us in a good position not to bottom-feed, but to take advantage of the surplus of talent out there and maybe get a bargain on a quality player.”

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