Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Have I mentioned how disastrous it would be if Jake Peavy was traded to the Cubs?

Because, man. That would suck. Like it wasn't bad enough that the Astros had to run into C.C. Sabathia, Ben Sheets, Carlos Zambrano (and his stupid, tainted no-hitter).

However, I don't think Sabathia and Burnett will impact the Yankees like Everyone thinks they will. Burnett will - at best - replace Mussina. Sabathia will only affect 20% of the Yankees 2009 season.

That said. Peavy owns the Astros, but he didn't play Us that often. Two games in 2008 (1-0, with a 2.77 ERA). However, if the Cubs rotation becomes Peavy, Zambrano, Harden, Dempster and Lilly? That would suck. Especially if, in an ideal scenario (a 5-game set), we see Peavy-Oswalt, Zambrano-Wandy, Harden-Hampton, Dempster-Moehler, Lilly-Backe. Maybe - MAYBE - the Astros take two of those games. And only the second if Lance decides he's going to eat Zambrano's face during the game.

Let's see how the Astros fare against Roy's BFF:
Blum - .500 (4x8 - not kidding)
Tejada - .444 (4x9 - still not kidding)
Lance - .250 (8x32)
Lee - .190 (4x21)
Pence - .167 (1x6)
Matsui - .143 (3x21)

That's bad. So to face Peavy four or five times? If this happens, it's the Cubs' division to lose. But then again, don't worry - they've been doing that for 100 years. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha....

But to reiterate: Peavy to the Cubs is the worst thing that can happen to the Astros this season.

24 comments:

Scott said...

I dig your baseball blog.
As a yankees fan I agree burnett will replace mussina at best. But then you have wang who will hopefully be healthy, Andy, and Joba! If anyone goes down you got a few young guys that can pick up the slack. I think the yankees are gonna be great.
Anyway, I love your blog, we should do a link exchange! check out my blog http://scottstipoftheday.blogspot.com and let me know!

dylanj said...

First we dont need Peavy to mop the floor with the Astros. The Cubs are already miles ahead of the Astros in every facet of the game.

Second- please explain how Z's no hitter was "tainted". Just because your team is full of a bunch of whiny pussies who apparently can't ride a bus and then play baseball doesn't mean Zambrano dominated your team any less.

Dr. Stabbingworth said...

Oh man, I can taste your salty Astros tears and they're so delicious.

Also, the Cubs and Astros would not play a five game playoff series because they could only meet in the NLCS (7 games) and because the Astros will not be making the playoffs.

That Bartman photo is pretty amusing. Good to see what your Astros blog is all about.

MGb said...

Actually, the worst thing that could happen to the Astros this offseason is that it will end and you'll actually have to watch them playing again.

Regarding the No-N0

Fool me once - Zambrano
Fool me twice - Lilly

The Whammer said...

It doesnt really matter if we get Jake peavy or not, the Astros will still be a last place also-ran. You have traded for Miguel "Im too old" Tejada and weakened your defense which makes your starters work harder. You have no speed, no 3-4-5 starters, and no bullpen. Other than that watch the Cubs who have created enough competition at all their starting postiions to push the regulars. Depth, is so important over the 162game haul. Third time is a charm. This time we wont go quitely in the play-offs. You? You'll be watching us from you livingroom wishing for Steve Bartman to re-appear.

micheal said...

I thought tbis was an astros blog? It seems like just another cub bashing blog. If I was an astros fan, I guess I'dbe upset that Zambrano demolished the Astros. Explain how it was tainted? The astros and Pirates will battle it out for last place. I still find it amusing that you're more concerned about the cubs, than your astros. Congrats for being voted most moronic blog seen yet!

Big Baller said...

The Whammer- The third time happened a long time ago... Multiple chances have led to no success since WWII.

That being said the Astros have more stuff to worry about other than the Cubs getting Peavy (it won't happen). Also to someone else talking about the Astros being an also ran last place team- Did the Pirates change divisions or the Reds? The Astros shouldn't challenge for the Central, but then again it wasn't so long ago that the Cubs were picked for the Central and ended up finishing dead last in the Central and wound up getting the 5th pick in the draft...

Cubfan said...

What a dipshit. "Tainted no hitter" my ass. This year the Reds and Pirates finish ahead of your pitiful team.

Alan said...

Seems to me like you should be more concerned with the pathetic product your team is putting on the field in 2009 rather than being paranoid with the off-season moves of a division rival. Sean Marshall might not even be good enough to crack the Cubs Top 5, where he could easily be a #3 or #4 in the Astros rotation.

Last year I made the awful decision of drafting Michael Bourn for a bench spot on my fantasy team thinking he might actually be worth something in the leadoff spot. All he proceeded to do was bat a ridiculous .229. Here I have an idea! Since the Cubs just signed Paul Bako lets have a little competition....

Who will have a higher batting average in 2009? Michael Bourn or Paul Bako?

Hmmmm....

Enjoy the view from the NL Central cellar! Let me know how it looks b/c I haven't seen it in a while.

Big Baller said...

Alan-I assume you are Cubs fan so I can understand why you would leave this

"Enjoy the view from the NL Central cellar! Let me know how it looks b/c I haven't seen it in a while."

It seems like the 2006 season doesn't seem that long ago...

Flannery said...

How disastrous would it be to be an Astros fan? I would be more concerned about the Pirates offseason moves since they are the only team the Astros have a chance to finish ahead of in the Central.

Big Baller said...

Gotta love Cub fans. Without them there would be no fun in baseball. Three and out again...

The Whammer said...

You stupid Idiots....the Cubs have been in Multiple Worlds Series and won 2. At my last count that would be Cubs 2 Astronauts 0. You can crack us for Bartman or 100 Year or whatever but at least we have won a Worlds Series, the Stros never won a thing. And as far a Big "Z" no hitter being tainted?...that was the dumbest thing I think I ever heard, you must be a highly unedcated fan....it was the travel...right! Just keep on making excuses..right into last place....

Big Baller said...

Yet again Whammer- How many teams were there when the Cubs were winning their WS? How many teams were there when they last made the WS? How many teams were there the last time they won a playoff series? I doubt you were alive for my first two points (if you were you were way too young to remember).

The tainted thing wasn't just thought up by the author of this blog. It was said throughout the country. While I was without my power for 2 weeks I was listening to a ton of radio and TV (since there was no work or school) and there were more than just Houston people saying that.

I am in no way saying it was "tainted" I just don't think he would have thrown that had Ike not came out. He pitched a hell of a game, but you saw when they could barely hit Lilly (who didn't have his best stuff) that their heads weren't in those games.

The Astros got screwed by having to play those games, with family at home and not knowing what was going on at home since most of the phones were out and cell service was terrible because of that. If there was some sort of massive blizzard that happened in CHI and Selig made the Cubs come play at Arlington y'all would have a legit gripe as well.

The Whammer said...

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!! If you are going to crack on me saying I wasnt alive for the last Cubs Chammpionship well then let me crack back...you werent alive for the last Astronauts Championship...oh I forgot, you never won one. As far as whining about playing in Milwaukee, I am not sure, but scientifically, what does Milwaukee stadium and playing there have to do with the fact that they couldnt get a hit? Is the air different? In the end, you Astronauts had a chance, no matter what the circumstances, to play AND WIN the game and you didnt. Had you won could we have given credit to the Hurican saying it "brough the team together"? Stop Whining...you lost...you got no-hit...scoreboard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Whammer said...

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!! If you are going to crack on me saying I wasnt alive for the last Cubs Chammpionship well then let me crack back...you werent alive for the last Astronauts Championship...oh I forgot, you never won one. As far as whining about playing in Milwaukee, I am not sure, but scientifically, what does Milwaukee stadium and playing there have to do with the fact that they couldnt get a hit? Is the air different? In the end, you Astronauts had a chance, no matter what the circumstances, to play AND WIN the game and you didnt. Had you won could we have given credit to the Hurican saying it "brough the team together"? Stop Whining...you lost...you got no-hit...scoreboard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Whammer said...

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!! If you are going to crack on me saying I wasnt alive for the last Cubs Chammpionship well then let me crack back...you werent alive for the last Astronauts Championship...oh I forgot, you never won one. As far as whining about playing in Milwaukee, I am not sure, but scientifically, what does Milwaukee stadium and playing there have to do with the fact that they couldnt get a hit? Is the air different? In the end, you Astronauts had a chance, no matter what the circumstances, to play AND WIN the game and you didnt. Had you won could we have given credit to the Hurican saying it "brough the team together"? Stop Whining...you lost...you got no-hit...scoreboard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Big Baller said...

I don't know if you posted it enough...

My point had nothing to do with the actual stadium at all. It is Wrigley North, which held an adv in the Cubs favor. Then on top of that you add that they had no clue what was going on with their family. Ill just throw out some examples-Doug Brocail left w/o his lights being on, like most of the players w/o generators, and couldn't get a hold to his family until they were in FLA. Chris Sampson was the same way. Berkman had to drive from San Marcos, which is a five hour drive, just to make the plane on time. He showed up 5 minutes before it was going to take off. four or five of the players said they almost didn't even show up because there are more important things than baseball, or work in general since they play for a living.

And btw I wasn't cracking on you for not being alive the last time they won a championship it was more a crack on you not being around the last time they made it. I through out facts (outside of that last time you saw your team win a round, I meant before that massive choke job)at you and you come back with "waaaaa." Really mature...

Anonymous said...

Whammer- You spelled "uneducated" wrong.

Anonymous said...

Tainted or not, it's still a Major League team so that's no excuse.

Spruce said...

Leave it to Cub fans to read a blog entry that was essentially a compliment to the strength of their rotation and act like it's the biggest insult in the history of baseball. Nobody plays the victim like a Cub fan.

They are right on one thing though. It doesn't make any sense to blame Bud Selig or Carlos Zambrano or Jake Peavy (all actual baseball people) for your team's woes.

It makes much more sense to blame a single fan who for some unknown reason wanted a souvenir from a Cubs game. Or you could blame...wait, what was the other one? Oh yeah...a goat.

Mr. Cub said...

The only people who still bring up Steve Bartman are non-Cub fans. No one in their right minds blames him for not making the World Series that year. But keep thinking that we actually believe that.

Ty said...

Wow. I'm sad I missed out on all the excitement. WTG on all the new hits, Constable. You're such a rumor-mongering blogonaut, Astros homer. I just can't believe it!

As for the Cubbies, come visit our County anytime. You know. The place where our fans cheer for us and "home field advantage" has provable stats...

The Constable. said...

Calling Cubs Fans:

Please regard this follow-up post, found at http://astroscounty.blogspot.com

So I went out of town to enjoy a night out with The Wife and come back to 22 comments and almost 2,000 visits - by far an Astros County record.

And while I certainly don't wish to fan flames, I would like to point out that the "Disaster" of trading for Jake Peavy was a credit to the Cubs' rotation, which does not have anyone named Hampton or Backe in it.

Take it easy, Cubs fans...Astros County is very clearly an Astros-centered blog. And the Cubs mix in the Astros' world. Obviously no one (myself included) thinks that the wind from Hurricane Ike made the Astros' bats silent for nine innings, plus seven innings in the next game, too. And the no-hitter was a valid no-hitter. Congratulations. You win.

Enjoy the sarcasm. It's here all week. And for our friends in Miller Park South? I changed the picture just for you.