Sunday, October 3, 2010

Nick Cafardo hands out his Astros awards

The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo, who is one of the few members of the national media to pay even remote attention to the Astros, handed out his awards, team-by-team. For the Astros:

Best player: Hunter Pence continued to progress, with 25 homers and 91 RBIs.

Best pitcher: Brett Myers went at least six innings in all but one start.

Breakthrough: Third baseman Chris Johnson, son of Sox first base coach Ron Johnson, can hit, hit for power, and defend.

Regressed: Carlos Lee, who has $37 million remaining on his contract, is no longer a dominant player.