ItÆs going to be a busy offseason for the Houston Astros franchise. With reorganization and revamping on the hearts and minds of team owners and managers, the true tasks lie ahead. Free agency, of course, is just a part of that process, as a handful of Houston Astros players have now officially filed. Those names include: Jose Valverde, Miguel Tejada, LaTroy Hawkins, Jason Michaels, and Darin Erstad (Doug Brocail has also filed for free agency with the Astros declining his 2010 option and both Mike Hampton and Aaron Boone recently filed for arbitration). According to MLB.comÆs Brian McTaggart (the Astro's beat writer), Houston general manager Ed Wade hopes to re-sign Valverde as the teamÆs closer. In addition, the Astros have said they would consider re-signing Tejada with the intent of ...
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