Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Astros shopping Wandy/Myers

Jon Heyman heard that the Astros are shopping Brett Myers and Wandy Rodriguez:

keep hearing #astros execs asked by new owner to pare payroll to $60M. unloading keppinger a start. shopping wandy/myers

Wandy and Myers will combine to make $21m next season. The big piece of the payroll pie is obviously Carlos Lee ($18.5m), and Brandon Lyon will make $5.5m. Pence and Bourn are arbitration eligible again, and could feasibly command upwards of $20m in arbitration raises. So Keppinger was a start, but if the goal is to get payroll to $60m, it's by no means the end.