Friday, March 5, 2010

Our first prediction of the Spring!

Red Sox blog Fire Brand of the AL has posted their first predictions of the Spring. How do they think the Astros will do?

72-90 - 5th Place
The Astros just don’t get it. On one hand, while it’s admirable they’re giving Tommy Manzella a shot, they went out and paid for Pedro Feliz and Brandon Lyon. Those will certainly not be difference makers. The ‘Stros need to realize that all they have going for them is Lance Berkman, Roy Oswalt and Hunter Pence. That’s it. (Carlos Lee still produces, but is near untradable.) It might cause massive PR backlash, but the prudent move this offseason would have been to trade Oswalt, then move Berkman at the trade deadline. Unfortunately for Houston fans, with the club potentially for sale, they’ll keep “trying” to win. Hope for a new owner and fast.

Anybody want to take a shot?


Ryan Sides said...

At some point, can we just skip all of the insult-the-Astros articles and just go for the positive ones? I know it won't be many, but maybe I won't be so depressed at reading the same thing over and over and over...

Reuben said...

"I don't get the Astros. How dare their billionaire owner spend some money in an effort to keep the team from being horrible. What they should've done is trade their ace (arguably the best Astro pitcher ever) when his value was at its absolute lowest this winter. Then they wouldn't be so stoopid."

Eh, at least they didn't pick them to finish 6th.

The Constable. said...

+1 to Reuben!

And we'll be posting as many predictions as we can find, because this year we'll take a look at season's-end and give a prize to the writer who came the closest.