The Astros have a new owner but he is likely to stick with the rebuilding plan, at least for now. That means that they won’t be shopping for big time names in free agency. With that in mind, this trio makes perfect sense:
1. Ivan Rodriguez - He is obviously hanging around to chase 3,000 hits. The Astros have had a Black Hole at catcher for years now, so why not give Pudge a chance in 2012.
2. Joel Zumaya - Righty fireballer Joel Zumaya has a huge upside if he can just stay healthy. This would be an outstanding low risk/high reward signing for the Astros.
3. Hideki Okajima - The Astros need a lefty reliever and Okajima might be good in the N.L. because hitters have not seen his unique delivery.