Thursday, February 6, 2014

Brett Wallace DFA'ed

In a surprise move (to me, anyway) the Astros designated Brett Wallace for assignment to make room for Jerome Williams on the 40-Man roster.

The Astros have ten days to trade, release, or outright Wallace to OKC.

Bo Porter said:
When it comes down to the roster construction...we have to make again the best decision for the Houston Astros today with a watchful eye on tomorrow.

In parts of four seasons with the Astros, Wallace has hit .242/.313/.391, with 318K in 1077 PAs. This is odd, since in parts of five seasons at Triple-A, Wallace posted a .308/.375/.500 line with 349K in 1607 PAs.

Also in the mix at 1B is Jesus Guzman, Chris Carter, and possibly Jon Singleton.


Anonymous said...

Well if he stayed with us he would never amount to anything, but since he's now cut he will probably become the next Chris Davis. I'm totally serious and I completely expect this being a fan of the Astros. Those are the rewards we get for our loyalty.

Anonymous said...

I'm disappointed. I know Brett hasn't performed up yo expectations, but it seemed he was always close to breaking out. I wish I'm the best of luck

Anonymous said...

I was surprised by this move. I thought there were better candidates to DFA then him. He's a cheap utility man and late inning sub at the least. Disappointed in this move, especially with the pitcher we signed. I didn't think the signing was a worth it move.

Anonymous said...

I think this is a mistake. We have a roster full of guys that can't pitch. We can't give this guy one more chance?

Anonymous said...

Everybody is assuming this is the end of Brett Wallace as an Astro. He's out of options so another team can't just pick him up unless they intend to keep him on their 40 man roster. The most likely scenario is that he makes it through waivers and accepts an assignment to OKC with an invite to Spring Training. Let this play out before we assume him his farewell..


Anonymous said...

We all seem to keep "hoping" he puts it all together. He's getting up the point where putting it all together is statistically unlikely. Harrell was my first choice to leave the team. I don't have much respect for anyone who appears to refuse to take responsibility for his performance.

Anonymous said...

of all the comments, I laughed the most at the "cheap utility man"
Bad BA, horrible strikeout%, weak defender at 1B, horrible defender at SS and 3B, doesn't play outfield or catcher and his a terrible pinch hitting record.
Apparently, curly hair and really big legs meet the requirements for some to be a cheap MLB utility player. 1oldpro

Anonymous said...

"Houston, we have one less problem."

Brett "The Whiff" Wallace... Don't let the door hit you in the butt on the way outta town.Go swing at bad pitches somewhere else.

Now it's time to ride Lucas Harrell outta town... Reggie Jackson wouldn't even swing at this guy's bad crap.

Lyle said...

What didn't make sense was letting go of a pitcher, especially Valdes since we just signed him.

Astros still have five guys who can play first base and 3 with major league experience.

Anonymous said...

He must have already cleared waivers because the astros are reporting that Wallace "will still compete for the first base job in the spring". This move makes a lot more sense to me now. Unless he retires, he has no choice but to sign a minor league deal with the Astros and be a non-roster camp invitee. If he tears it up in spring training, he'll be back on the roster and someone else will be off.