Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Wandy heading towards salary dump status

The New York Post's Joel Sherman tweeted that an AL executive said the Astros were asking for a big return for Wandy, even within the last few weeks.

Now it "will take little at deadline to get rid of most of his contract."

What a difference a year makes. 90 minutes before the trade deadline last year, the Astros received offers on Wandy, but "didn't hear anything they liked." Now they're apparently leaning towards dumping his salary less than six months after signing him to his long-term deal.

FanGraphs looks like Nostradmus when they wrote of Wandy's deal:
The odds are long that the Astros will get anything of real value for their money or years.

It's sad that it has come to this.