If you saw Brian’s post you already know the Astros signed former Houston Cougar Chris Snyder. Be sure and check the comments section for my prediction on who gets bumped from the 40-man. Also, for an in-depth look at Snyder, check the latest post at Fangraphs.
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In other links, Ted Walker welcomes Jack Cust to the Space City with a Pitchers and Poets entry at Foamer Night. Everybody loves prospects, right? Minor League Ball just re-ranked their list of Astros prospects. Speaking of prospects, catchers seem to be the hot topic of the day. MLB reports just published an interview with Astros catching prospect Jordan Comadena.
Formerly a catcher, now a part of the Astros relief corps, David Carpenter recently made news by returning to his home town to give a motivational speech to some youngsters.
Prior to Snyder’s signing, Zachary Levine posted the latest Astros payroll figures. The terms of Snyder’s deal have yet to be disclosed. Let’s just assume he’s working on the cheap.