The Winter Meetings Feel So Much Different For The Astros In 2013 Compared To 2012
By Lee White (Astros Correspondent) Follow @Lee_White73
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The Houston Astros haven’t been all that busy the past few years in the offseason. They’ve signed older veterans to get them through the year.
They also brought in a former Astro Chad Qualls at two years 6 million dollars with an option for a third year at 3.5 million dollars.
Those acquisitions could just be the tip of the iceberg for the Astros as the head into the Winter Meetings.
Chad Qualls Fist Pump – Followed By A Tumble
Out of the relievers that are available in free agency, I would love for the Astros to take a look into Andrew Bailey, though he may be out of their price range.
Another guy I would love for the team to sign would be Jose Veras. He was a big piece of the Astros bullpen last year, seeing as how they blew 10 saves in the month of August after he was traded, and 29 as a whole throughout the season.
Where things get a little weird is Houston acquiring a “middle of the order” bat. There aren’t many on the free agent market unless you include Corey Hart, who would potentially hit 5th or 6th.
However, the Phillies just made Domonic Brown available. If you remember correctly, the club tried to acquire Brown last season, and they may pick talks back up, but I’m not sure how big a possibility that is.
Nothing is imminent involving Houston, but one can only imagine that they’ll be active in the market during the Winter Meetings. We’ll see where this leads, and as always, we’ll keep you updated if anything happens.
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