The Astros and Brett Anderson:
Source says Astros have checked in on Brett Anderson. Lives in Houston, high upside. Starting pitching is on list along w/pen, left side IF
— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) November 18, 2014
Astros: You doin’ OK, Brett?
Brett Anderson: Yeah, I’m alright.
Astros: Can we get anything for you, big guy? You thirsty?
Brett Anderson: No, I’m good. But thanks.
Astros: You, just checking in. Night, champ.
Much, much more pleasant, no?
As for Anderson: he was the A’s Opening Day starter in 2013. And he has the stuff to where he could easily be a front line starter again. It’s just a matter of him staying healthy. I presume the gamble on him won’t cost a ton, and certainly could pay off big.