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Rodriguez staying in Houston

Posted on: August 24, 2011 8:00 pm
Edited on: August 24, 2011 9:20 pm
Wandy RodriguezBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Wandy Rodriguez is staying in Houston.

The Astros have pulled the left-hander back from waivers, Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle tweets.

According to senior writer Danny Knobler, the Astros haven't backed off the high demands they wanted in return for Rodriguez at the non-waiver trade deadline -- a price the Rockies aren't willing to meet. Both sides, Knobler said, consider the talks dead at this point.

Just what was that price? Knobler says the Astros were asking for catcher Wilin Rodriguez and pitcher Drew Pomeranz, who was the key piece of the Ubaldo Jimenez deal, and didn't want to pay all of Rodriguez's money. The team will see how the market develops in the offseason where there are few arms available.

In a bit of odd timing, Rodriguez faced the Rockies on Wednesday afternoon knowing that he'd been claimed by the Rockies, who could have worked out a trade for him. He didn't exactly impress at Coors Field, allowing six runs (four earned) on 10 hits in six innings, while walking four and striking out two. He didn't factor into the decision as the Rockies won in the 10th inning on a wild pitch by reliever Aneury Rodriguez.

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Posted on: August 24, 2011 9:47 pm

Rodriguez staying in Houston

I kind of thought that Drayton McLane had bought Ed Wade's bus ticket out of town when the Astros couldn't move Rodriguez at the trading deadline.  Now who knows what is going on, they trade two of their best players in Hunter Pence and Jeff Keppinger and play hardball on Wandy whom they owe 23 M over the next two years.  This is a club that has cut payroll from 103 M in 2009 to 71 M this year.  Well it's Texas, Friday night lights and college football in another week.  Attendance is down this year and it's about to go into a freefall. 

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