Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Orange County Register puts the Astros off-season at third-worst

The Orange County Register says there were only two teams with worse off-seasons than our fair Astros: The Cubs (30th) and Nationals (29th). An excerpt:

Look, there’s nothing wrong with going cheap on your closer — I don’t necessarily think that Jose Valverde at two years and $14 million would have been a good deal. But they didn’t go cheap, either. They just went bad.

The result: They don’t have a shortstop. Or, rather, they’ll rely on Tommy Manzella, a 27-year-old with a .695 career minor league OPS and five big league at bats.