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Astros Hot Stove Noise 11/28/08: Astros backing off Wolf

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Brian McTaggart is reporting that the Astros have "slowed" negotiations with Randy Wolf.  The direct quote from Wade is:

“I told Arn that we still had interested but weren’t prepared to move forward at this time.”

Hallelujah.

The article goes on to say that the Astros might just be stuck with the payroll they have now, meaning we're just going to be awful next year.  Someone in the upper echelon of our farm system will have a permanent rotation spot (cue horror movie music).  But, that guy won't cost us $30 million over three years, he'll costs about $410,000 over a year.

Perhaps a year that involves 90 losses will remind Drayton that he has to spend money -- at all levels --  to win baseball games.