The flu knocked He Who Was In Charge of the Updates down yesterday, and today is a little iffy, but let's go through the rumors and topics of the day for Day Two of the Winter Meetings:
Somehow, the Astros were interested in Ty Wigginton, before he mercifully signed with Colorado.
Wandy Rodriguez changed agents, from Barry Praver to Adam Katz. Adam Katz also represents Carlos Lee.
The Astros are interested in Jack Cust, as are the Mariners.
Ed Wade confirmed they have been active in trade talks, but that's as far as it went:
“We’ve exchanged some trade proposals with teams today and we were prepared to move forward if they were embraced, and they weren’t.”
One possible area the Astros could upgrade at 2B is with former Brewer/Red Sock(x) Bill Hall, and had conversations with Hall's agent.
The Astros are interested in Ryan Rowland-Smith.
Expect the Astros to be active in tomorrow's Rule 5 draft.