The Houston Astros Press Conference Open Thread
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Fan reaction overall ranges from good move to horrible move, with several "mehs" in between. I think it's a nice low cost move that could pay out as the season progresses. I like the idea of Pena/Wallace and Nate Freiman the Astros recent Rule 5 selection splitting time at designated hitter and first base. I don't think Berkman had a strong desire to return to Houston to play for a team that's going to struggle to win 60-70 games.
With the signing it means the Astros are at 41 players on their 40-man roster meaning someone is going to have to come off to make room. Will it be the human ping-pong Mickey Storey? or another player?