The Houston Astros recently acquired catcher Evan Gattis from the Atlanta Braves, and it appears that they may not be done this off season. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Astros still have money left to spend, and are targeting starting pitching, and corner infielders.
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports sheds some more light on the situation, tweeting that they are specifically targeting Ryan Vogelsong or Kyle Kendrick, both of whom are free agents.
Either one would be a improvement for a Astros pitching staff that total team ERA of 4.14, and a team WHIP (Walks plus hits per inning pitched, a measure of how many base runners a pitcher or team allows each inning) of 1.335 according to Baseball Reference.
Last season, Vogelsong 8-13, with a ERA of 4.00 while pitching for the world champion San Francisco Giants. Kendrick was 10-13 with a ERA of 4.61 for the Philadelphia Phillies.
Leave a Reply