Monday, December 6, 2010

Keppinger and Lindstrom are available, if anyone wants them

According to a front office source, FanHouse's Ed Price says the Astros are making Keppinger and Lindstrom available in an effort to further cut payroll.

McTaggart says payroll will be around $70 million, down from over $90 million last year. Why is it being trimmed further? According to Price, because of the impending sale of the franchise.

Yeah, the $4-5 million that Lindstrom and Keppinger will make combined is the problem with the payroll...

UPDATE: There may be a better reason out there. As AstroBrit and 77340fan have pointed out, coming on the heels of the "Astros interested in Hardy" note, dealing Keppinger could move Barmes to second, and sign Hardy. Excellent point. One to keep an eye on...

1 comment:

John Bateman said...

Astros should have kept Byrdak and let Lindstrom go. It would not be much of a loss on Keppinger either. Most likely will revert back to his old self next year. Don't think there is an impending sale. Who has made an offer of 800 million? They have been up for sale for 2 years and no done deal yet. Barmes and Hardy are not any better than Laurel and Hardy and they have been dead for many years. Nothing but slugs.