Friday, December 4, 2009

One of the more preposterous headlines you'll read about the 2010 Astros

Brian McTaggart has a new article, improbably headlined: "Astros have few needs entering Meetings."

Methinks it should read, "Astros have few means entering Meetings."

ANYway, there's not much we didn't know already, except for a couple of nuggets:

-Jason Michaels may not be likely to return

-Under "Who They Can or Need to Trade," Kaz Matsui (please, God) and Chris Johnson are listed:

Kazuo Matsui: He's entering the final year of a three-year deal that will pay him $5.5 million next year and certainly won't be returning to the Astros beyond this deal. He hit .250 last season, played in a career-high 132 games and was stellar defensively, but that's a contract the Astros wouldn't mind shedding.

3B Chris Johnson: Once one of their top prospects, Johnson has gotten little chance to prove himself at the Major League level, and the re-signing of Geoff Blum won't exactly open up playing time. And if the Astros re-sign Miguel Tejada, he's going to get the lion's share of time at third. The book is out on whether Johnson can play at the Major League level.


tpack said...

Not to beat a dead horse, but don't we want to see IF Johnson can play at the major league level before we trade him? Ridiculous. All for getting rid of Kaz and Jason Michaels though. Who do you see at 4th and 5th OF? Bogusevic? Locke?

The Constable. said...

I'd love to see either Bogusevic and/or Locke. There's no way either of them could be worse than Erstad...