stromadd wrote:Biggio is retiring, Lamb is a FA, and Loretta and Ensberg are actively being shopped.
To add to this, Loretta is also a FA after the season, and there's no way they are resigning Ensberg or offering him arbitration for his last eligible year. This was a trade for the future...the Astros see Wiggington as their primary 3rd baseman for the next couple of years (arbitration eligible through 2009 season), including the rest of this year. Ensberg will be traded for whatever they can get for him or even possibly outright released after the deadline. He already only starts against lefties. He has no future in Houston. I can see Lamb getting more starts at 1B now with Berkman getting more starts in RF.
This deal is an "if" for this season and a "when" for going forward.