Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Buster Olney: Avert your eyes, Astros fans

Buster Olney's (Insider-Only) post this morning references the Astros, but not in a good way.

Rival scouts walked away from seeing the Astros this spring searching to identify good major leaguers. "Three guys in their every-day lineup -- [Hunter] Pence, [Michael] Bourn, and Carlos Lee, and Lee should be a DH," said one evaluator. The over/under number on wins for the Astros, that evaluator believes, should be 60.

It takes someone labeled as an Evaluator to say that Carlos Lee should be a DH? How much does that pay?