Astros salaries from incredible bargains to burning cash

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Houston Astros, Ryne Stanek
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Ryne Stanek – $2,100,000

Stanek totaled 72 appearances for the 2021 Astros, recording a 3.45 ERA, 126 ERA+ and 10.9 strikeouts per nine innings. He still walks too many batters to be considered elite and you’d like to see more clean innings. On the other hand, the Chicago White Sox are paying Kendall Graveman $8 million a year, making Stanek a bargain.

Ryan Pressly – $10,000,000

Since I began this exercise Pressly and the Astros have agreed to an extension which will increase this number in the future, but if you are able to get a veteran, reliable closer for $10 million these days it’s a steal. Craig Kimbrel Is scheduled to make $16 million this year as a comparison.