Carlos Lee to the Astros

From the “no surprise there” department, Carlos Lee has signed a deal with the Houston Astros. Supposedly a six year deal, depending on which story you read, it’s either $73 million, $85 million, or $100 million. I guess we’ll find out soon enough, the contract is supposed to be signed later tonight.
This will make Jamey Newberg very happy. :) I’m also for it as I also like following the Astros. Plus it will bring Lee back each year to let a few balls drop in front of him for hits in Arlington.
The draft impact for us is now we get the Astros #17 pick, which effectively is a wash against the #16 pick we gave up for signing Frank Catalanotto. Assuming the Astros or Angels don’t sign a higher rated free agent, we’ll have #17 & #24 in the first round of the 2007 draft, as well as three sandwich picks.
{Homer}Mmmmm.. Sandwich… Awhhhhhhhhhh {/Homer}
UPDATE: Here is an amusing story over at a Cardinals fan’s website on the Lee signing. I particularly enjoyed this line: Throwing $100 mil at a corpulent left fielder who has the range of a narcoleptic cow and a career OPS of .835 doesn’t quite add up to me..


  1. SAMGS says

    Jamey is happy because of the 17th pick in the first round, higher than both Baltimore and Philly’s picks.

  2. SAMAGS says

    Something is brewing. It’s very quiet on the Rangers front. Too quiet. I can feel it in my bones. It feels big, but I have no idea what it is. But it’s coming. This week…