The Houston Astros have signed reliever Brandon Lyon to a three-year, $15 million deal. That may seem like a lot for a reliever who doesn’t rack up a lot of saves, but Lyon is good enough to be getting more opportunities in important situations.
Over the past three seasons he’s had a 2.11 K/BB and given up 0.7 HRs per game. He’s not a stud, but he’s a dependable pitcher who can handle late inning opportunities when the game is close. I’ve got him valued at $17.5 million over the next three seasons, so the deal seems about right to me.