Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Jim Bowden's free agent "Best Fits"

So Jim Bowden posted on ESPN (Insider) a whole bunch of free agents, with contract predictions and "Best Fits." Which free agents are "best fits" for the Astros?

(Short answer: Not many places. Jeff Luhnow is heading to the GM meetings with the goal of "due diligence" and that's about it.)

Catcher Mike Napoli, with a (predicted) 3-year, $27m pricetag. Just as a reminder: This.
OF/DH Delmon Young, 2-year, $12m.
DH Lance Berkman, 1-year, $6m.


Anonymous said...

I don't know about napoli, high strikeout with not Many extrabase hits other than hrs. Berkman yes.

John Martin said...

Napoli seems like a bad idea just waiting to happen, especially over 3 years.

Berkman would be nice, but considering his past comments on the DH I'm not going to get my hopes up.

Greg Thurston said...

Any of those three would be a poor investment, in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

Berkman yes, the others no.