Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Astros may have more Not All-Star nods than All-Stars

Jon Heyman's Not All-Star Team has some Astros on it, of course.

1B: Lance Berkman
He wants his $15 million option for 2011 picked up to agree to a trade. No shot of that. Berkman has rallied from slow starts before, but his .238 batting average and .392 slugging percentage are especially unbecoming for a player of his skill. The Cubs' Derrek Lee (.225./688) isn't helping his free agency cause either. Jeff Clement (.189 batting average) isn't exactly tearing it up for the Pirates, either, though the standards are lower for him.

SP: Wandy Rodriguez
Coming off a very nice 2009 season, he hasn't helped hapless Houston at all, going 3-9 with a 5.60 ERA.