daullaz wrote:I have a better solution. Instead of trading one of your top future arms, why don't you give Andy that extra $2 million, or even that second year on a contract offer? If this is the price you pay for replacing Pettitte, I'd much rather have the guy back for a little more than what they wanted to pay.
I would rather have Andy back but I think he ultimately wanted to go back to New York. Regardless I actually think both sides win this deal the Astro's get a durable innings eater that should fare better away from Coor's and with a better infield defense and free up a spot in the lineup for Burke and eventually Pence. While the Rox get a poor mans Pierre and Hirsch a pitching prospect who could develop into a nice #2 pitcher.