Former Mets reliever John Franco has signed a one year, $700,000 contract with the Houston Astros. There is no greater testament to the demand for left handed pitching than a 44 year old southpaw coming off a 2-7, 5.28 ERA campaign could command that kind of loot.

But in all seriousness, best of luck to Johnny B. Badd….finding any decent marinara sauce in Houston.