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?