Jayson Stark made his predictions of the 2010 season, and broke the teams into groups. You can find the Astros in the "Thanks for Playing" group with the Royals, Nationals, Pirates, Blue Jays, Padres, Orioles, A's, and Indians:
Hey, I know this isn't fair. I know you all deserve a longer look and a better chance. There's talent here all over the stage. I'm even betting at least half of you will finish ahead of some of these teams I've allowed to move on to Hollywood. But it's a harsh world and a cruel game. So thanks for bearing with us. Please come back again next spring.
Oh yeah, the Mets are in the "If" section.