Friday, February 19, 2010

Brad Mills faces "toughest challenge"

The St. Louis Globe-Democrat put out their Superlative List this morning, and the Astros make some appearances.

Brad Mills: Manager Facing Toughest Challenge:
The team’s quality veterans are getting old, and there is not much young talent ready to take over. The Astros lost 88 games last year, and if they improve on that total this year, Mills ought to be a candidate for Manager of the Year.

And Roy Oswalt/Lance Berkman, Most Likely To Get Traded:
If the Astros stumble as everyone expects, long-time stars Oswalt and Berkman might be more willing to move to a contending club, and the Astros would like to get some decent prospects in return as they begin a long rebuilding process.