Found December 19, 2012 on Fangraphs:
Jose Veras spent last season as a reliever for the Milwaukee Brewers, but in retrospect he was also something more: a year-long experiment on the value of those relievers a fan observes day-in and day-out. On the whole, the newest member of the Astros’ bullpen was decent in Milwaukee — he posted ...

Carlos Pena Signs with the Houston Astros

The Houston Astros got rid of one Carlos during this past season, and they have now replaced him with another.  As the Astros moved toward rebuilding, they traded away Carlos Lee.  Yesterday, they signed another veteran first baseman, Carlos Pena. According to Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle, the Astros signed a one-year deal worth $2.9 million.  Smith says the contract...

Report: Astros sign Carlos Pena

The Houston Astros signed free-agent Carlos Pena to a one-year, $2.9-million deal, according to a report, citing sources. Pena, who is expected to share first base and designated hitter with Brett Wallace, can earn another $1.4 million in incentives. The 34-year-old batted .197 with the Tampa Bay Rays last season, with 19 home runs. He averaged 32 homers a year in past six years.

MLB Rumors: Houston Astros Sign Carlos Pena And End Lance Berkman Return Talk

The Houston Astros have signed the first designated hitter in franchise history, as they prepare to move into the American League West beginning the 2013 MLB season. Carlos Pena has signed with the Astros for a one year contract worth up to $4.3 million, provided he can reach his incentives. Pena is expected to see much of his time as designated hitter, although he will still see...

Skewed Left: How to Analyze the Astros` Spending by Zachary Levine

The Astros won`t win in 2013 no matter how much they spend on free agents. So what should we make of their moves?
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