It wasn't a sales pitch. It just happened to be a physical, followed by a tour of the ballpark and a meeting with the manager. What, that's never happened to you?
The Astros brought George Springer to get his physical out of the way, so that, according to Ed Wade:
"If this thing drifts to the Aug. 15 deadline, we don't have to set our hair on fire at that point to try to get an agreement in place. He passed it with flying colors. It was an in-and-out deal. Dr. Lintner and the people at Methodist Hospital paved the way for him. The hard part is done. Now the easy part comes, getting him signed."
The Astros are also working to sign Jack Armstrong and Gandy Stubblefield, out of Lufkin.