Saturday, December 12, 2009

Non-tender day!

The Astros have until 10:59pm Central to decide on whether or not they will offer contracts to players who have three years of service time, but aren't yet eligible for free agency (Captip to McTaggart for the Cliff Notes version). Who does this entail?

-Michael Bourn
-Tim Byrdak
-Jeff Keppinger
-Matt Lindstrom
-Hunter Pence
-Humberto Quintero
-Wandy Rodriguez
-Chris Sampson

McTaggart says it's unlikely that the Astros will non-tender anybody, but that's not going to make Wade get all chatty:

"We've made our decisions, but we're not going to telegraph them. We're going to go through the process and where we are at the end of it. We'll take a long look at names that become available. If we see ways to improve the team, we'll pursue them."

Keep it tuned to Astros County to see who has been non-tendered today. You won't be saturated with it, but I'll keep it to players who might be fits for the team. Feel free to leave comments on players who you've seen get told to piss off by their team that Eddie could take a flyer on.

Alyson Footer is saying Easy Eddie has told the media that no one will get non-tendered.

Non-tender Update:
Garrett Atkins
Chien-Ming Wang
Kelly Johnson/Ryan Church
Scott Olsen
Neal Cotts
Jonny Gomes