The (usually) venerable Ken Rosenthal just fired off a tweet indicating that the Astros might be in the market for a back-end starter, naming Kyle Kendrick and Ryan Vogelsong as possibilities.
#Astros still could add back-of-the-rotation starter, someone like Kyle Kendrick or Ryan Vogelsong. Both still on free-agent market.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 14, 2015
It's not clear if he's specifically heard those names attached to Houston, or if this is
Kendrick, 30, threw 199 innings for the Phillies last season with a 4.61 ERA and a 4.57 FIP. Kendrick
It's possible they could fill the Jerome Williams role for 2015, though hopefully better than, well, Williams filled it.
What do you think? Any interest in either of those guys? Kendrick has shown some ground ball ability while Vogelsong boasts better overall numbers and is much older. What back-end starter would you be interested in kicking the tires on?