Much like the Milwaukee Brewers, the Houston Astros now look to be done adding anything to their team for the off-season. And they may very well be the worst nine-figure payroll in baseball history.
General manager Ed Wade hasn’t completely ruled out nabbing a player if presented with a deal that is too good to pass up, but at the same time, he’s not optimistic that the Astros would be major players if such an opportunity emerged.
“We’d have to sit down and have a discussion,” Wade said. “Where we are right now, our payroll is $107 million. Last year, we finished around $98 million. We’re really up against our number at 107, and it’s a number, quite frankly, that the revenues don’t support.” MLB.com.
$107 million for that pile of crap? Yikes. Sometimes I feel bad that the Cubs are outspending the rest of the Central by so much… then I look at HOW the rest of the Division is spending their money.