The Astros agreed to a bunch of deals with arbitration-eligible players today:
Adam Everett - Astros agreed to terms with shortstop Adam Everett on a one-year, $1.9 million contract.
I don't think much of Adam Everett, but this is a fairly cheap one-year deal, and we have no better options at SS unless we trade for one or we decide Chris Burke can play SS after all.
Brad Lidge - Astros agreed to terms with RHP Brad Lidge on a one-year, $3.975 million contract.
This is a sweet deal. Lidge has been unstoppable the last three years, and while he is an injury risk, his strikeout rate is unstoppable and he's still fairly young.
Dan Wheeler - Astros agreed to terms with RHP Dan Wheeler on a one-year, $930,000 contract. And this is the best contract of all. 930K for a guy that had a 2.21 ERA in 73 innings last year? Damn good!
So all in all, good job, Astros. Now if we can take care of business with Ensberg (a multi-year deal would be sweet), we're looking good.