Jon Heyman tweeted about what the Astros are planning/expecting from the Winter Meetings, should any deals be made:
-They're willing to eat most of Carlos Lee's contract.
-They expect to get a good return from Wandy and Myers.
If you're wondering how much money the Astros should be eating to get rid of Carlos Lee, you're thinking about it wrong. It's not your money, and saving $3m (this means the Astros would still pay Carlos Lee $16m to not play for them) is better than wasting $19m. Still, how much would you expect the Astros to take on, should they be able to find a taker for Lee?