Friday, March 19, 2010

Astros not interested in Joe Beimel, and why would they be?

Alden Gonzalez tweeted this morning that Ed Wade said the Astros are "more than adequately covered" in the bullpen, and don't need to bring in reliever Joe Beimel.

And good for them. With Byrdak entrenched in the bullpen, the Astros have a lefty reliever who had a much better 2009 than Beimel, anyway. And there's a possibility of Wright making the team in the bullpen (though it sounds more like he'll go to Round Rock to continue his development into a starter).

It would be nice to have another LHP in the 'pen, but not at what it might cost/force out of the team to get Beimel.