Astros news: Scott Feldman to start Opening Day

Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

In a shock to no one, the Luhnow Regime's first big free agent signing will start Houston's first game.

In news that should surprise no one, the Astros announced this morning that Scott Feldman will start for the team on Opening Day. From Evan Drellich:

Feldman signed a three-year, $30 million deal this offseason and is set to make $12 million in this first year of the contract. The 31-year-old pitched for the Cubs and the Orioles last season after spending the first eight years of his major league career with the Rangers.

Feldman threw 181 innings last season between two teams, posting a 3.86 ERA with a 4.03 FIP, 132 strikeouts and 56 walks. It will be the first Opening Day start in Feldman's career, as he fronts the Astros' young rotation.

After Roy Oswalt started eight straight Opening Days, Feldman becomes the fifth different pitcher to start Opening Day in the past five years.

What do you think? Surprised at all by this? Happy to see Houston's big free agent prize showed off so quickly? Does this make Opening Day more or less attractive as a game for you?

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