Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Justice's hindsight is 20/20

Richard Justice's new blog post says the Astros have been the dumbest team in baseball since Gerry Hunsicker left.

Consider these nuggets:
Gerry was in charge when the farm system began to come apart, and there's no defending that part of his legacy. Still, it seems likely he would have gotten it fixed more quickly than the people Drayton hired did.

Since Gerry left, things have spun downward quickly. The Astros went to the World Series the following year, and now they're on their way to missing the playoffs for a sixth straight year and to having three straight losing seasons for the first time since LBJ was in the White House.

Now, do I think the Astros will go to the playoffs? Not really, but to say they're "on their way" after four games against two playoff teams is a touch premature.