Sunday, July 31, 2011

Astros acting like an "expansion team"

Jayson Stark's Trade Deadline Winners and Losers column lists Ed Wade and the Astros squarely in the Losers column:

The Astros just about invited their fan base to go order some chimichangas, watch a lot of high school football and not stop back at the ballpark for like the next thousand days -- because the entertainment provided by their baseball team between now and then isn't going to be much fun.

"They're basically starting to shape themselves for 2015," said one NL executive. "It's almost like they're doing an expansion team."

That's a couple of awesome stereotypes about Houstonians, dontcha think?

1 comment:

John M. said...

You would almost think Houston is the first team to ever go through a rebuilding process.

Pence and Bourn are really good players and this was still the worst Astros team in history with them on the field. It'll be a couple of years before we know if either of these were successful trades, but I don't see anyone questioning whether or not these prospects are better than what we already had in the system.

While I may not agree with Wade's decision to rush players up from AA, I am excited to see them play and hopeful they will be able to make the necessary adjustments.