FanHouse - home to Jay Mariotti - posted their pre-season power rankings today, and boy, was it brutal. Unless it's part of an April Fools' joke thing...
Astros: 29th.You can write this down: the Astros will be the 2009 version of the Mariners. Any time an overachieving club is treated like a contender by a poor front office, there's disaster on the horizon. Everything catches up to the Astros this year.
Oh, I will write it down, FanHouse. You say the Astros will lose 100 games. Okay, it's written down.
And just to keep tabs:
Cubs - 3rd
Brewers - 12th
Reds - 13th
Cardinals - 14th
Pirates - 26th