The Astros announced yesterday that the team will pick up the $3 million option on Craig Biggio’s contract for next year. However, the Astros declined to pick up the $9 million option for Jeff Kent’s contract (opting for a $700,000 buyout). The team appears interested in Kent returning, if he’ll agree to less money.
Tom Kirkendall offers the sort of detailed analysis and speculation that is perfectly suited to weblogs and not dinosaur media on dead tree. The Astro in Exile weblog offers some pithy thoughts on the offseason work ahead of the team as well.